Faqs

What is the minimum fundraising amount?

There is no fundraising minimum to participate.

We suggest each rider commits to raising $500 per person. Raising $500 may seem daunting at first, but we provide support every step of the way in assisting you raise vital funds for cancer research. Once registered you will receive a fundraising pack in the mail, which includes a guide full of tips for fundraising success, as well as many other fundraising tools to assist you with raising $500.

We also have a dedicated team of fundraising coaches, who can answer any questions you may have related to fundraising.

Historically, the average amount raised per person is over $3,500, which goes to show that it really is possible!

How do I collect donations?

After registering you will instantly receive your own fundraising website profile which you can personalise with your own stories, pictures and updates.

You can collect all of your donations via this page, and your donors/supporters can conveniently use their debit/credit cards to make a donation.

Sharing the link to this page via social media, emails and in person will take donors straight to your own fundraising campaign.

Fundraising data proves that making a self-donation to your page encourages your friends and family to follow suit – so remember to make your first self pledge donation a generous one!

Are donations tax deductible?

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and a tax receipt will instantly be sent to your donors after all donations.

Can I raise funds offline?

In short YES is the answer, all funds collected offline (cash donations only) can be processed through your online fundraising page. Remember if you have donors that require receipts for their cash donation you will need to capture their personal details. All cheques will need to be made out to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, please contact us on 08 6151 0759 or ride@perkins.org.au for more information about processing offline donations. It is really quite simple so just drop us a line we are here to help.

Is it hard to raise $500?

Here at the Perkins we rely on much needed funds raised by our amazing riders which keeps our incredible researchers working on crucial cancer breakthroughs.

We asked you all about your thoughts on Fundraising in Covid19 restrictions. We heard your messages of concern but also hope.

We know that $500 can seem like a lot of money to raise, it's a challenge, but then so is riding 200kms. Keep in mind that the struggle faced by our family and friends living with cancer is far more challenging in comparison.

Feel secure in knowing that we have coached thousands of people to raise $2,500 and beyond. In fact the average rider raises over $3500 which is just wonderful.

Once you have registered to ride you will be guided by our fundraising support team who can run you through fundraising tips, tricks and best practices. In addition to all of the above we also have a ‘Invite a friend’ and other incentives leading up to the Ride weekend.

What percentage of the donation goes to the Perkins?

100% of donations from the MACA Cancer 200 go to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Producing an event of this size and scale incurs costs which we endeavour to keep to a minimum wherever possible through the use of in-kind sponsorship, corportae partners and volunteers. The Perkins now owns and produces the ride in-house to substantially reduce overheads associated with running the event historically.

Can I use the Facebook donate button for my fundraising?

Please do not use the facebook donate button.  Your donations do not go to your fundraising page as they are handled through a third party.

If you have already done this we suggest you delete your post as this is the only way to remove the facebook donate button. Then create a new facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page without adding the "donate" button.

If someone has donated using the facebook donate button and has selected the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research as the charity of choice we will eventually receive the funds but there may be some long delays. Plus it will not show on your fundraising total.

I don’t know how to fundraise. Can you help me?

Yes of course! There’s a dedicated team at the Perkins ready to help you with fundraising ideas to get you to the $500 and beyond. For more information contact ride@perkins.org.au