SHOW OF STRENGTH
As we know, people living with FA are physically challenged every day. So to support them, we are challenging ourselves to share their story and raise money for ground breaking research to help find a cure.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
It’s simple. Put your muscles to the test. Challenge yourself, your friends, your family, your classmates. Sure, you could do a big bike ride or run a marathon, or even just do something that you normally find a bit hard, but we reckon it’ll be more fun if you challenge yourself do something a little different with those muscles of yours…
…oh, and did we mention we have TATTOOS!!
WHAT CAN YOU DO
• Put on an arm-wrestle comp at work
• Or chin ups on the monkey bars at the park
• Maybe get your whole school to do a sponsored plank
• Or a group bench press at your local gym.
• You could even organise a tug-of-war on the beach.
GREAT! WHEN IS IT?
Friday, 5 May to Sunday, 7 May. Friends and families, schools and sports clubs, all over the country will be lending their muscles in events and activities to show their support for FA.
AND HOW DO I REGISTER?
Simply click the REGISTER button, fill in your details, and we’ll send you a registration pack, complete with transfer tattoo sheets. Then you’re ready to flex, post and start collecting donations.
It’s just $25.
And this fee will go directly towards ground breaking research
and our first clinical gene therapy trials in Australia.
HOWEVER YOU LEND YOUR MUSCLE
MAKE SURE YOU HASHTAG IT!
Capture it, film it, and share it:
#LendUsSomeMuscle #LUSM2017 #FARA
What can you do
Put on an Arm-Wrestle comp at work.
Or chin ups on the monkey bars at the park
Maybe get your whole school to do a sponsored plank! Or do a group bench press at your local gym.
You could even organise a huge Tug-of-war on the beach.
But whatever you choose to do
Capture it, Film it, and share it with the hashtags #LendUsSomeMuscle #LUSM2017 #FARAREGISTER
SOME EXAMPLE CHALLENGES....
These mum’s and dad’s from Alexandria are doing squats whilst holding all their children
Phill’s Challenge is to see how many books he can hold between his two hands.
Alice and her friend Stephanie are seeing how long they can hold a big bag of rice above their heads.
OTHER GREAT COMMUNITY
GET FROCKED FOR FA
Get your friends together and host a swap party to raise money for fara.
Find out how
Invite 8-20 friends with similar taste
Invite each of them to bring 2-6 items each (clothing or accessories), clean, on hangers and in good quality
Charge $25 to cover the cost of drinks and canapés
Arrange clothes on racks so that your guests can ‘shop’
All money raised by selling the clothes and accessories will be donated to fara to fund research
PLUS consider inviting a local retailer to model some of their latest fashion and auction it off with a percentage of the money going to fara
Get a group of trivia buffs together for a fun and entertaining night and help raise money for fara.
Find out how
Book a local community hall or function room (eg local pub, council hall, surf club etc)
Invite as many family and friends as the space will allow – the more the merrier or nominate table captains and ask them each to fill a table of their friends/family
Charge an entry fee (eg $25) and perhaps provide some nibbles on the table or a welcome drink. Booking websites such as trybooking.com and Eventbrite are an easy way for people to purchase tickets
Organise a quiz master/MC
Prepare a few rounds of trivia questions, you can go with a particular theme for each round such as sport, or mix it up with music, general knowledge, movies, science, etc
Ask local shops, businesses and contacts to donate prizes, vouchers, experiences etc. These can be used as door prizes or game prizes throughout the night. Another great way to maximise money raised is to include a silent auction or raffle with donated prizes
Play some extra games to raise more money, such as head and tails, coin toss. Guests donate money to enter or stay in the game.
All money raised from the entry fee, games and silent auction is donated to fara to help fund further research.
If you know a few golfers, then organise a golf day. It’s a fun way to enjoy a round of golf while raising money for fara.
Find out how
Contact your local golf club and see what packages they offer for a charity golf day. Better still, if you know someone who is a member of a golf club, see if they can assist
Set a fee per team to ensure you cover the cost of the golf games and also make some money. Your entry fee may include a lunch/dinner after the golf
Send out invitations and book your game via a booking website such as trybooking.com and Eventbrite
Ask local businesses to sponsor a hole
Run competitions such as the longest drive and nearest to the hole – ask golfers to pay to enter with prizes for the winner
Encourage players to purchase “Mulligans” – free shots that allow players to have another shot if they play a bad one
Ask local shops, businesses and contacts to donate prizes, vouchers, experiences etc. These can be used as door prizes or game prizes throughout the day/night. Another great way to maximise money raised is to include a silent auction or raffle with donated prizes.
Movie nights are a great way to get a group of friends together to see a latest release movie whilst helping raise money for fara.
Find out how
Contact your local cinema and see what they offer for charity movie nights. You may have the option to hire out a whole movie theatre for a certain price or buy a group of tickets within a larger movie theatre
Choose a movie that will be popular with your friends and family – a good movie is essential! The cinema can help with this
Set your ticket price to ensure you make money on top of what the cinema is charging. If you include a snack or drink with the ticket, you can charge extra
Invite friends and family to purchase tickets via a booking website such as trybooking.com and Eventbrite
Ask a couple of local businesses to donate prizes for a raffle or door prize on the night
Sit back and enjoy the movie!
PERSONAL OR GROUP
If your about to embark on a fun run, marathon, swim, walk, bike ride or any other activity, why not do it in aid of FA.
Find out how
Plan your challenge
Set up an everyday hero page and select fara as your charity of choice. Go to https://give.everydayhero.com/au/get-started to get started
Ask family and friends to support your efforts by donating
Once your challenge is completed your funds will be transferred to our account and those who donated over $2 through the website will receive a tax receipt
NOTE. YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR EVENT
All community fundraising events need to be registered with fara.
Please contact Sherelle Fyfe, our Fundraising and Administration Coordinator via email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your event.
We can then provide you with some tips, tools and templates to help you get organised and get the most out of your fundraising event.
And if you have any other great fundraiser ideas please let Sherelle know. We’re always on the look out for new ways to raise valuable funds.