80% of 2012 target already achieved
Through the giving of community members, event participants working hard for sponsorship, and the generous support of philanthropic grant makers, the total raised to the start of September 2012 stands at a highly impressive $96,706. Check out the fundraising gauge on the website homepage.
End of tax year fundraising campaign
Community members dug deep to come up with a total of $43,626 in the June fundraising campaign. This is in the vicinity of last year’s total, although an increased number of people contributed this year, meaning that the average gift was a little smaller, likely a reflection of the prevailing economy with jobs hard to come by, and challenging times for retirement and other investments.
Well done and thank you to all who contributed!
As reported earlier in the year, a social get-together of HSPers in NSW came up with $1,000, as did a social golf day in Queensland.
The aquatic exploits of Tim Xiros and his dad Elias brought in just over $6,000 at the start of the year. This has been topped up by Rebecca Frost and her daughter Lili-Hope, who between them attracted sponsorship of over $4,000 in the recently completed City to Surf fun run in Sydney. It is not too late to support them. Just go to http://www.fundraise.city2surf.com.au/rebecca_frost to lend your support.
We have just received the fabulous news that we have been awarded $15,000 by the Flack Trust, making this 3 years in a row that they have supported us with funding for the Towards a Cure for HSP research program. They are champions in our eyes and deserve the heartfelt thanks of the whole HSP community.
Earlier in the year we told you about the $30,000 grant from the Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation, managed by Perpetual, and we are thrilled and thankful for their support also.
Organise a social fundraiser or get sponsors for an event
We have $23,000 to go to hit our target of $120,000 in 2012… and for that, we will need the continued support of everyone.
As Spring is here, and Summer fast approaches, think about holding a fundraising event for HSP research. It may be a picnic or barbecue, a regular sporting or club event with HSP research as the recipient of the proceeds, or the result of asking friends and relatives to give to HSP research instead of giving you birthday presents this year.
You can give any day of the week, and any time of day or night just by going to the website homepage and clicking on the orange GIVE button on the menu bar.
How about participating in an event and asking your network and community to support you? Find an event to suit at:
Both these organisations make it easy to be sponsored for an event with your own webpage and fundraising support.