Monies raised by your fundraising efforts are vital to enable us to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Parkinson’s.
Fundraisers are eligible for fantastic prizes. Remind your sponsors that donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
We have a one-stop shop for online registrations and fundraising.
Online fundraising is quick and easy. In as little as five minutes, you can start seeking sponsorships for your cause. Here are some tips below to guide you. If you are a seasoned online fundraiser, go to the Fundraise Here button and start straight away!
Hard copy sponsorship forms also available. Collect from Parkinson's ACT at the S.H.O.U.T. (Self Help Groups United Together) office, Building 2 Collett Place, Pearce. You could also call us on 02 6290 1984 or email email@example.com and we will send you a copy.
Join together with your family, friends or work colleagues and fundraise as a Team, raise money for Parkinson’s ACT and have a fun day out.
Fundraising closes at 5pm, Monday, 16th September, 2013. All monies raised must be lodged with Parkinson's ACT at the S.H.O.U.T. (Self Help Groups United Together) office, Building 2 Collett Place, Pearce at this time to be eligible to win prizes.
How to Fundraise Online
- First and most importantly, register yourself and set up your online fundraising page.
- Spread the message – Email your fundraising page link to your family, friends, loved ones, workmates, network and supporters and ask them to sponsor your Walk.
- Email them your link or bring the poster/sponsorship form to meetings and get-togethers.
- People generally need three reminders before they take action and donate to your cause – keep up the reminders.
- Personalise your page with photos and personal memoirs. People want to be a part of your journey and watch the progress you’re making.
- Keep providing your contacts and supporters with updates!
- A simple thank you goes a long way in making people feel appreciated, especially the people who support your cause.
- Ask your employer for matching gifts.
Why fundraise? How will the funds raised be used?
All monies raised will go towards providing vital care and support services for people living with Parkinson’s, their family, carers and loved ones. It will also be used to fund ongoing research into the Parkinson’s condition. Parkinson’s ACT relies heavily on the generosity of donors and volunteers for our day-to-day client services and operations.
The level of support that Parkinson’s ACT can offer people with Parkinson’s and their families very much depends on our Walk participants actively fundraising.
Tips for Success
Here are some simple ideas to get you on the fundraising train:
- Online fundraising
Possibly the simplest, easiest and fastest way to raise money.
- Register yourself for the Unity Walk.
- Set up your online fundraising page – personalise it with pictures, videos and heartfelt messages.
- Email this link to your family, frruniends and workmates and ask them for their support.
- Remember to update your Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and other social media profiles.
- With the click of a mouse, people you know can donate via credit card within seconds.
- Yummy meter
Who barbeques the perfect steak? Who can create a show-stopper salad? Have a Cook-Off and see who’s a masterchef in the making. Everyone who cooks or tastes the food makes a donation.
- Action outdoors
Thrive and survive in a challenge? Love adrenaline amongst the elements? Rev up your 4WD, get out your hiking gear and bash the treks for a great cause – the Unity Walk, of course!
- Pooch party
Treat your four-legged friend to a party. Invite their furry mates along and enjoy a tete-a-tete with your friends. Dress up your pets or cook ‘em their favourite dishes – it’s your call. Keep a donation jar handy.
- Bread of life
Fill the air with wonderful aromas of freshly-baked bread, muffins, scones and cakes. Show off your decoration skills. Bring them along to morning or afternoon tea, get everyone talking and ask them to chip in some doe!
- So you think you can…?
Think you have what it takes? Love a bit of competition? Hold a contest among friends to see who can run the fastest, cycle the longest or simply raise the most money. Set yourself a goal. Aim high. You might just be the best!
Do you have too much “stuff”? Hold a garage sale and serve lemonade or coffee for an additional donation. Perhaps sell your things at second-hand shops or advertise them on the eBay or Gumtree websites. Donate all proceeds to the Unity Walk.
- Give it up/Go cold
Step outside your comfort zone, give up something and donate what you would’ve spent on it to the Unity Walk. Whether it’s a takeaway meal, a manicure, a chocolate bar or a pint – just go cold this once for a good cause.
- Say “No gifts please”
Ask family and friends to donate to your Unity Walk cause rather than buy you a gift for a special occasion.
- Workplace gift matching
Ask your employer to match your gifts to the Unity Walk event.
- Other ways…
The suggestions above are just the tip of the iceberg. There are countless other fun and unique ways to inspire your friends and family!
- Update your email signature with links to the Unity Walk page and your online fundraising page and ask for support.
- The manager and owners of local businesses you frequent will usually be happy to donate to your cause.
- Contact your local paper and local talkback radio station to talk about your cause and to show off your spectacular efforts.
- Offer to wash cars, organise a movie night, arrange a treasure hunt or put on a fashion show.
Parkinson’s ACT is brimming with more top ideas and would love to help you achieve your fundraising goals. They can guide you through all aspects of fundraising as well as setting up your online fundraising pages. It's all very fast and simple.
They can also send out flyers and posters for you to distribute.