Help us to get Amber to Japan

$600 of $2,500 goal
Given by 5 generous donors in 7 weeks

Help us to get Amber to her high school cultural language Japan experience


Our daughter Amber has been given a once in a life time opportunity to tour Japan in September this year.

The tour is an 18 day high school cultural & immersion language experience with ~24 other students & teachers. The tour will be a balanced mix of experiencing living a Japanese host family, attending a high school and travelling to 4 or 5 cities through Japan with her peers and teachers. As well as going to Tokyo Disneyland, wow I'm so envious 💚

Amber has been a dedicated Japanese language and cultural student for 3 years now, since starting high school. And plans to continue her studies through her remaining high school years.

Thanks to the help of Mum & Dad and close family, the first 2 installments already paid, leaving 2 more installments are to be paid;

$2000 by March 15th and the balance by June (estimated final payment is subject to change, but estimated at $1300).

However, Amber also needs to pay for her lunches & dinners (when not with her host family), sightseeing & gifts & souvenirs etc.

Nobody likes asking for money, but if you can spare a few dollars that would be extremely appreciated.

Amber & I (mum) are also doing a virtual Walk/run challenge through Conqueror virtual challenges, as part of a Mum-Daughter bonding experience. We are yet to choose a challenge, but will let you know as soon as we decide and will post updates here on our fundraising & Amber's journey to Japan.

Ngā mihi nui,

Mel (Mum)




Melissa Thorburn's involvement (page creator)

I am Amber's mum

Use of funds

Remaining tour fees & a wee kitty for Amber's food & gift spending for any left over once fees are paid

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Activity tracking

Time spent exercising: 4 hrs 51 mins
Total distance covered: 46.8 km

Latest activity

Lunch Walk  25 February 2024

45 mins
2.9 km

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 29 Feb 2024
Have a wonderful trip Amber!
Private Donor
Private Donor on 07 Feb 2024
How exciting Amber! Hope you are feeling better soon x
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Feb 2024
OMG, what an experience you are going to have! Enjoy & have an incredible time.
Theresa on 06 Feb 2024
Rach on 06 Feb 2024
Enjoy Amber and all the best reaching your goals

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This page was created on 7 Jan 2024 and closed on 29 Feb 2024.