STAY CONNECTED BY HOSTING YOUR OWN D.I.Y FUNDRAISER

Australia’s road system is failing our most vulnerable road users and YOU are the answer to making change possible. 

Each year on July 18th, we remember Amy Gillett, whose tragic death guides our work to make our roads safe and save cyclists’ lives. This year, we’re honouring all those who have lost their life while riding on our roads and the special cyclists in our lives who need to get home safely. 

Go above and beyond to help us celebrate Amy and our riders this July!

Join us for Remembering our Riders and rally your community to get involved by creating your own D.I.Y fundraiser. Challenge yourself to a personal fundraiser, build a virtual team and ride to remember, or dedicate and celebrate your loved one. You decide how to get your family, friends, and community to Remember our Riders.,

The more people who take on the challenge and fundraise, the closer AGF gets to achieving our vision of zero deaths.

D.I.Y fundraising ideas come in a variety of sizes and shapes and don’t need to be a lot of work. 

As we continue to feel the effects of COVID and are finding ourselves more isolated from our friends and family, there’s no better way to connect while making a difference for cyclists across Australia!

Setting up your D.I.Y fundraising page is easy, here’s how: 

  1. Go to the Remembering our Riders page.
  2. Click “Start Fundraising” at the top of the page.
  3. Simply follow the instructions to register.
  4. Select your goal amount: this can be whatever amount you choose, but we recommend $500 as an achievable goal.
  5. Click “Create” and start fundraising!

That’s it! Now you’re ready to share your fundraiser with family and friends.

Don’t forget to customise your page – Add photos and share why cycling safety matters to YOU to let your network know the importance of their donation.

Tip: Send the link to friends and family by email or social media to help you reach your goal! For more fundraising tips, tricks & more, check out our handy resources page

Need some inspiration to get you started? Here are some simple ways that you can fundraise virtually this July:

Challenge Yourself
For those of us still working from home, we’ve seen some major savings by cutting out our morning trips to the office cafe. One easy way to make a major impact for cycling safety is to donate the equivalent amount of money that you’d typically spend on your morning coffee for the month. If you’re someone who likes a challenge, you could even pledge to give up coffee or another favourite vice for the month and donate the cost to AGF instead! 

Make a Change 
If you’re feeling inspired to do something different, why not rally your community by offering to try a new haircut or colour, switch up your diet or commit to a new fitness routine if you hit your target? The options are endless!

Ride to Remember 
Many of us take to the streets or local paths on our bikes for exercise and enjoyment, so why not pledge to ride a km for every $10 donation? If you’re feeling really creative you could even log your trip on Strava and try to create some street art to motivate your donors! Or create a team and challenge other riders to join you and raise money for AGF.

A Night to Remember
Host a night in with your friends and family to stay connected during lockdown. There are lots of options for your virtual get-together like online trivia, karaoke and interactive games to keep you and your guests entertained. When sending invites, ask those attending to make a donation to your fundraiser on the night.

Cyclist deaths are preventable, we need to stay safe together. 

Thank you for helping us Remember our Riders by raising vital funds for the Amy Gillett Foundation to help every cyclist get home safely.

If you’re not able to commit to creating your own D.I.Y fundraiser, you can still make an impact by donating today.

Your support is essential and very much appreciated, thanks for being a part of our community. 

Article by AGF Media

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