Mum’s legacy inspires bush entrepreneur

Georgina Orchard says her mum’s achievements were a great motivation for her in life’s difficulties. Insert photo: Georgina’s mother and founders of the ICPA - Pat Edgley of Bourke. Photo supplied

Living remotely was no barrier to entrepreneurial success and success was no guarantee of happiness, according to life coach and former far west resident Georgina Orchard.

Georgina is a third-generation country girl whose mother – Pat Edgely – helped found the Isolated Children’s Parents Association.

Her family settled around Walgett, Carinda and Coonamble and it was her mother’s passion for helping remote children get an education that inspired Georgina to chase big career goals.

Georgina is proud of her mother’s legacy establishing ICPA, one of the most important organisations helping country kids get quality education and support.

“Mum had three kids but found that without funding for a hostel in the bigger cities, we would not be able to go on with our education and she would have to school us by correspondence at home,” Georgina said.

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