Walk Together for Brain Injury Fundraising Ideas

Community and Workplace fundraising is a great way to spread the word about Walk Together for Brain Injury and what Heads Together is all about.

Here are some ideas to get you going.

Participate in the Walkathon

In keeping with our Heads Together values, the Walkathon will give everyone the opportunity to participate in helping us raise $50k in a Day!

The Walkathon will take place on the same day as Walk Together for Brain Injury – Saturday 21st April 2018 around Cherry Lake, Altona between 10.30am and 2.30pm. The fully accessible track around the lake is 3.5km and there will be 4 Achievement Points (rest stops) evenly spaced along the way.

Participants can walk as many times around the lake or between Achievement Points as they want. There will be fun activities at each check point and walkers will receive an Achievement Stamp for each station they reach.

Participants can fundraise by asking family, friends, neighbours and their local community to sponsor them for every ‘Achievement Stamp’ they get on the day.

Please note we cannot allow dogs, bikes, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards etc for safety reasons.

Yep, I’m in! – click to download all the information you need to join in the Walkathon

Gold Coin Day

Approach your school, church, sporting club etc to hold a Gold Coin Day.  The day can have a theme such as ‘Silly Hat Day’, ‘Odd Sock Day’, Casual Clothes Day.

Everyone donates a gold coin to attend in theme.

Download and print the following resources to help you organise a gold coin day:

A letter to Head of School

Fundraising letter of introduction

Walk Together for Brain Injury Poster

Donation Tin label

Information about Heads Together

Newsletter content with links to more information about the walk, if your school has eNews.  Make sure you add your ‘Story’ about why you are fundraising/what Heads Together means to you.

Cake Stall or Sausage Sizzle

Organise a cake stall or sausage sizzle at your sports club, church, local shopping strip.

Download and print the following resources to help you organise a cake stall or sausage sizzle:

Fundraising letter of introduction

Walk Together for Brain Injury Poster

Donation Tin label

Information about Heads Together

Newsletter content you can use to promote your fundraiser.  Make sure you add your ‘Story’ about why you are fundraising/what Heads Together means to you.

Local Business Support

Ask Local businesses to put up posters in their windows and donation tins on their counters.

Download and print the following resources to help you organise a local business fundraiser:

Fundraising letter of introduction

Walk Together for Brain Injury Poster

Donation Tin label

Information about Heads Together

Workplace Fundraisers

Host a morning tea.  Ask family and friends to bake some delicious goodies, take them in to work.  Set up the lunch room and invite people along.  Provide some information about what you are doing and why and ask for “a dollar a donut”.

Run a Silent Auction

Put up flyers and donation tins in the lunch room

Put a notice in your workplace newsletter

Organise for HT to come along and do an awareness raising presentation about Acquired Brain Injury and what Heads Together is all about.

Download and print the following resources to help you organise a workplace fundraiser:

Fundraising letter of introduction

Walk Together for Brain Injury Poster

Donation Tin label

Information about Heads Together

Newsletter content with links to more information about the walk, if your workplace has eNews.  Make sure you add your ‘Story’ about why you are fundraising/what Heads Together means to you.

Here are some ideas from previous years of how people have involved their community to fundraise for Heads Together and our Walk Together for Brain Injury.

Tanja, a long-time volunteer and Board Director, shaved her head to raise money for Heads Together

Rachel, volunteer, raised money by organising a silent auction at her work. Staff donated gifts, their time/skills, car parking spaces, holiday homes, art work etc which were then auctioned via a silent auction.

Charlotte, family member, asked for gold coin donations by presenting at her school about Brain Injury to support Heads Together.

Manda, volunteer with an ABI, held a lunch at her local sporting club where she talked about her experience of brain injury and Heads Together.

The Cumin’s family held a kids disco party and also asked a local café to have a donation box to help raise money for Heads Together

 

 

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