I was incredibly fortunate to receive financial support in 2007 from the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation to represent New Zealand at the World Irish Dancing Championship in Glasgow. I had the most amazing experience, being surrounded by extremely talented dancers on a world stage. It was a special "once in a lifetime" experience that I have treasured deeply. Without the Sumner Ferrymead Foundation it would not have become a reality, thus I am forever grateful.

Olivia Esposito