SHESAID’s Holiday Winner Is Announced!
When Steven Gilshenan stumbled upon SHESAID’s African Adventure Holiday competition, he decided to try his luck and put his hat in the ring, entering his details into the competition form without giving it another thought.
Several months later, having forgotten all about the competition, Gilshenan received a call from a SHESAID team member to inform him he’d beaten the odds and been drawn as the winner out of thousands of other competition entrant hopefuls, bagging himself an all-expenses-paid African extravaganza.
“I don’t usually enter these things, but I thought, why not? I never expected to win,” the Sydney resident told SHESAID’s global editor at a celebratory ceremony at SHESAID’s Sydney office last month, where he was presented with his official boarding pass.
The prize, which included flights for two to South Africa valued up to $20,000 will see Gilshenan and his travel companion embark on an African safari and visit destinations including Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
To make the most of the rest of his travel funds, Gilshenan told SHE SAID’s editor he’d be fulfilling a lifelong dream by taking a stopover at Alice Springs to see Australia’s iconic natural landmark, Ayers Rock, where he’s planned to take a tour around the base of Uluru and see historic Aboriginal rock paintings up close before enjoying sunset drinks overlooking the Rock.
But it won’t be all serene sightseeing. The competition winner said he’s most excited about bungee jumping in South Africa, telling SHE SAID, “If I can work up the courage, I plan to give it a go. You only live once!”