‘I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.’
Eminent statesman Abraham Lincoln uttered those words many moons ago and it is one of my favourite quotes along our kindness trail here at Edgar’s Mission. As you know, this very same kindness trail is picking up its roots and relocating to a larger, more beautiful and picturesque property in Lancefield, Victoria. This move will see Edgar’s Mission take on a whole new dimension as shedding is erected, fencing is put in place, ducky ponds and goat mountains appear as if by magic, chicken mahals come to life and, yes, rooves are raised. And all of this has been made possible because our amazing supporters believe in us. And for that, you have my most sincere and heartfelt thanks.
I cannot believe it was just two months ago that we launched our Raising the Roof appeal with what we thought was an ambitious target of $50,000. But our amazing supporters dug deep and in just three days we hit this target! With the realisation that Stage Two of our new farm plan could be brought forward, we raised our target to $100,000 and we could almost hear our supporters as they cried, “Yes, we believe in you!” simultaneously hitting hit enter on their keyboards. And now, with our $100,000 target surpassed we will be able to commence work on our much needed medical centre and intensive care ward.
And so, we have reached the final countdown to the end of our Raising the Roof appeal, which is in less than 7 hours. It is with excited trepidation that we wonder if our final total could possibly exceed $153,412, the highest amount ever raised through an Australian not for profit crowd funding appeal. This is something we had never in our wildest dreams considered, however your belief has shown us that it just may be possible. And how wonderful would it be if a sanctuary for rescued farm animals were to top the record books, showing the world once and for all, just how many people care for these dear creatures. If you have already donated to our appeal, we thank you for helping to bring to life one of the most exciting, ground breaking and magical farm sanctuaries there has ever been. If you would still like to be a part of this exciting chapter it is not too late, you can do so here. But come 6pm today, it will be too late.
These are indeed exciting times as we prepare to pack our bags and head for our new forever home. Even our animal friends are getting in on the act. Sit back and watch Polly and her pals get ready to Raise the Roof!
And one more thing, please remember we will not let you down.
The Edgar’s Mission Raising the Roof appeal closes at 6pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday 26th of May 2014.