Fundraise for Us

  • How do I raise funds for Spinal Network?

    The most effective way to fundraise is to ask, ask, and ask! You can raise funds by running your own event, participating in a sporting event, or there are individual sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Spinal Network directly for more details on Partnership Opportunities.

    We take your commitment to raise funds very seriously, and are happy to give additional advice and ideas to help you. We can also help by speaking at your event, assist in advertising and by providing a “Thank You” certificate. Please let us know when you require us to follow up with support.

  • How do I donate directly to Spinal Network?
    • Distribute Spinal Network material at community events. Please contact us for more information
    • Educate community members during chance encounters. Every time you take the time to talk about spinal cord injury and paralysis, you are acting as an advocate
    • Offer to coordinate a community forum on spinal cord injury and paralysis for your local MP or community to help raise awareness
    • Encourage friends and family to join us on Twitter and Facebook and sign up for our eNewsletter.
    • Donate directly to us through our website. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian residents.
    • Workplace giving. Approach your employer to find out if there are matching giving schemes, whereby your employer matches their employees’ charitable contributions
    • Leave a bequest in your will.
  • Can I join a sporting event?

    There are a number of sporting events held each year around Australia where you can fundraise for Spinal Network. 

    To fundraise for Spinal Network in sporting events and more visit our Everyday Hero page at everydayhero.com.au/charity/ and select the event you wish to participate in. Be sure to select the Spinal Network as your charity.

  • Can I organise my own fundraising event?

    Before you start organising your fundraising event, you should apply for an “Authority to Fundraise.” Simply download the form complete it and send it to: Australasian Spinal Cord Injury Network, Level 6, 39 London Circuit. Canberra  ACT  2601.

    Once we have received your application, we will issue you with an endorsement letter. It is important to keep a copy of this letter handy, in the event that your sponsors or donors request to see it.

    Once you have decided on a fundraising activity, Spinal Network will send you some tips to help get you on your way.

    You can set up your own fundraising page for your event at Everyday Hero to help you fundraise safely. A personal page with details of your event allows you to share the web link with your family, friends and colleagues. They can then donate online, simply and securely, via BPAY or credit card. Everyday Hero will deposit the funds directly into Spinal Network’s account.

    It is just a few easy steps to set up an Everyday Hero web page for your own event. Visit everydayhero.com.au

  • Are there other ways to get involved?
    • Distribute Spinal Network material at community events. Please contact us for more information
    • Educate community members during chance encounters. Every time you take the time to talk about spinal cord injury and paralysis, you are acting as an advocate
    • Offer to coordinate a community forum on spinal cord injury and paralysis for your local MP or community to help raise awareness
    • Encourage friends and family to join us on Twitter and Facebook and sign up for our enewsletter on our homepage
    • Donate directly to us through our website. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian residents
    • Workplace giving. Approach your employer to find out if there are matching giving schemes, whereby your employer matches their employees’ charitable contributions
    • Leave a bequest in your will.

Spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time. The consequences are devastating for the individual, and friends and family too.

Spinal Network provides a shared focus to accelerate efforts and ensure that Australia and New Zealand play their part in improving outcomes for people with spinal cord injury. Our vision is to 'Communicate, Collaborate, Connect'.

Community fundraising is vital to the success of Spinal Network and enables us to conduct our research initiatives. Every dollar you contribute makes a difference and will take us closer to achieving our goals.

Our Clinical Projects Program is working towards improving treatments to reduce the extent of paralysis and maximise recovery from spinal cord injury.

If you have any questions, remember the Spinal Network team is here to help. So pick up the phone we would love to hear from you and look forward to working with you.

If you would like to contact please send an email to info@spinalnetwork.org.au

When you join our team you become directly involved in supporting research that brings the world closer to a cure for spinal cord injury.

 

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