SIP Week is about raising funds to find the cure for paralysis. To do this we need to raise as much money as possible, so we have created these helpful resources to assist you.


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For some of us, fundraising can be a little bit daunting. Perhaps it’s your first time, or maybe you are a seasoned professional. We want to ensure your fundraising is easy and great fun.

Here are our Top Sip Tips on how to fundraise for SIP Week!

1. Donate to yourself and kickstart your campaign

Show your supporters how committed you are to fundraising and donate to yourself. It won’t be long before your friends and family are following suit. Donate the amount that you would like your friends and family to donate – lead by example and make a strong first start.

2. Personalise your fundraising page today!

The more time you have to fundraise, the more money you will raise. Personalise your page – make sure you add a picture of yourself (sipping of course), update your story and tell your supporters why you are SIPPING and what your supporters can expect of you!

3. Don’t be shy – share your excitement!

Let your friends and family know what you’re up to, share your fundraising page link via email, text message, your Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Make it easy for them and always provide the direct link to your fundraising page. If you start early, you’ll have time to follow up people who are busy and promise to donate later.

4. Get personal and ask your close friends and family first

Send a personalised email or message to your family and friends. Let them know that you’ve decided to SIP to support the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. Your family and friends are usually the most generous, plus they’ll help spread the word. For the people you know really well, you could also ask them to send the email on to their friends too – you’ll be amazed who wants to support you! Don’t be afraid to follow up! Remember; people are busy. It never hurts to send a friendly reminder via email, Facebook message or a phone call, to those who mentioned they wanted to donate but haven’t yet.

5. Join forces

Everything is more fun with friends! Grab your friends, family, sports club, mothers’ group, workmates, classmates, church, youth group, Uni society or local community group and encourage them to SIP with you at a morning tea, lunch or afterwork party!

6. Double the impact

Have you thought about asking your boss if your company or organisation will match your donations? All contributions are tax deductible, and this is a great way to recognise your efforts and promote workplace giving and community. Get in touch if you would like an example letter you can send to the boss!

7. Say thank you and say it often

This is SO important! Once you’ve received a donation make sure you send out a personalised thank you through your fundraising page. Take a special #SIPselfie to include in your thank you and make sure they know you are grateful.