Fundraising FAQs

What is the minimum fundraising amount?

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Each rider commits to raising $2,500 per person.

This means that every single person at the start line in October will have raised an incredible $2,500 or more! Raising $2,500 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 $2,500.

At any time reach out to the Ride Perkins team, who will happily 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?

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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?

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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?

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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 should be made out to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, please contact us on 08 6151 0776 or for more information about processing offline donations.

Is it hard to raise $2,500?

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The Perkins rely on the much needed funds raised by you and other riders to keep WA's brightest researchers working on crucial cancer breakthroughs.

We know that $2,500 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 $3,500 which is just wonderful.

Once you have registered to ride you will be guided by our the Perkins Ride team who can guide you through fundraising tips, tools and best practices.

One way to get off the mark is to key an eye out on your email for the incentives leading up to the Ride weekend. Like the "Invite the Friend" offer!

For every friend you refer that signs up to ride for the Perkins and fundraise with you (up to 5 people), you’ll receive $100 towards your fundraising goal! This is a great way to get a team together and shave up to $500 off your personal fundraising goal.

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

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Yes of course! There’s a dedicated team at the Perkins ready to help you with fundraising ideas to get you to the $2,500 and beyond. For more information contact

What percentage of the donation goes to the Perkins?

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100% of donations from the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for the Perkins 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, corporate partners and volunteers.

The Perkins now owns and produces the Ride in-house to substantially reduce overheads associated with running Australia's biggest charity cycling event.

Learn more about the impact The Ride has for continuing cancer research at the Perkins HERE.