St Vincent de Paul Society’s CEO Sleepout asks participants to ‘rise to the challenge’, and that’s exactly what happened in 2013, with an increase of nearly $300,000 in fundraising income from last month’s event. Some 1,083 chief executive officers raised $5.58 million in 2013, after a comparable number of participants raised $5.3 million last year.
MS Queensland’s Brissie to the Bay bike ride has broken the $1 million in fundraising mark for the first time. Having raised $900,000 last year, this year’s event has cracked its $1.2 million fundraising goal – with the total funds raised standing at $1,212,066 at the time of publishing.
Oxfam’s Brisbane Trailwalker is currently $300,000 behind its fundraising total for 2012. The event raised $1.1 million in 2012, an increase of $100,000 on the debut Brisbane event in 2011. Fundraising for the 2013 event – held on June 14-15 – currently stands at $809,468.
Cancer Council NSW again held its City Mile Dash event at Barangaroo in Sydney. Participants raised over $145,000 this year, up from the $123,000 raised at the 1.6kilometre lunch-time running event in 2012.
Greg Johnson is the editor of Fundraising & Philanthropy Magazine.