FUNDRAISING, SPONSORSHIP and DONATIONS
To donate to the 2019 ride now, click:- Donate now.
Whilst the ride is all about great fun and sightseeing, it is also about raising funds for Medical research though Australian Rotary Health.
Fundraising this year will be directed towards Cancer Research through Australian Rotary Health’s “Rob Henry Memorial PHD Scholarship”.
Our target is an average of $1000 per participant and we hope it’s yours too! Fund raising is not compulsory and we know not everyone may have the contacts to achieve this, but what a great goal. So let’s get on with it and keep chasing your sponsors today.
Remember Donations over $2 are tax deductible and donations made by Rotary clubs are credited to their own club or district. Any individual supporter/company donating over $500 will be placed on the “Major supporters” board, mounted on top of the trailers.
Talk to your friends, fellow workers, or business associates about how you can get them to sponsor you for this great Australian Rotary project. Your commitment, through taking a week off, riding up to 600km and paying your own way, just to raise funds for Medical research in Australia, through the ARH, is well worth their investment. It is also worth shouting about!
Fundraising is one of the most important elements of the RIDE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH. Remember, while not compulsory, each cyclist is asked to try and raise at least $200.00. The majority of cyclists go above and beyond the fundraising minimum. All donations to Australian Rotary Health are tax-deductible.
Fundraising is as easy as 1, 2, 3… Follow these simple steps: Step #1: Know your networks
Make a list of every person you know……the obvious (friends and family) and the not-so obvious (neighbours, acquaintances, business associates, team members, alumni associates, etc.). You have just created your donor list.
Step #2: Set your fundraising goal
Now that you know your networks, set your goal. Keep in mind that you will want an attainable goal and there is always an opportunity to adjust your goal throughout the Ride for Medical Research. Once you’ve settled on your goal, make sure you keep working on it.
Step #3: Share your commitment & make a plan
You have created your donor list and set your goal; next comes what many people think is the hardest part of fundraising, the ASK. Tell everyone what you are doing. The excitement is contagious and your story will inspire others. Articulate why you are taking on the Ride for Medical Research. Your commitment will be the reason they choose to give you a donation.