Why do I need to fundraise?
The registration fees for the Big Red Kidney Walk pay for the cost of staging the events. We encourage everyone to have a go at fundraising to support people living with kidney disease. If everyone attending a Big Red Kidney Walk event raised $300 we would achieve $1.5MILLION.
What do I do if I receive cash donations or a cheque?
The easiest thing to do make the payment yourself to your online page using your credit card with their cash. Remember to make it in the name of the person who donated though so they get the receipt.
If you do not want to pay donations online, or you receive a cheque please fill out the paper sponsorship form from your pack and follow the steps on the form to return it to us.
Where does the money raised go?
Funds raised by the Big Red Kidney Walk will go towards people affected by kidney disease and ensure more Australians protect their kidney health. You can find more about our impact here.
I am no good with technology. How do I share my fundraising page on Facebook?
It’s simple! When you log into your fundraising page you should see the Facebook logo. Just click on that icon and write what you would like to add.
You can also do it from your Facebook account. There you should see a box that asks you “What’s on your mind?” All you have to do is paste the link/URL that’s been emailed to you for your fundraising page into that box and copy and paste the text into the comments area.
I want to fundraise but don’t know where to start…
Never fear there are so many things you can do! We have some fundraising tips to get you started, or simply call us to have a brainstorm and a chat! We will being sending you emails to give you fundraising tips along the way.
Can people who donate get a tax-deductible receipt?
All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Anyone who donates through your online fundraising page will automatically be emailed their receipt.
Does it cost money to register?
It is completely free to sign up to host your own Big Red Kidney Walk.
Do I need to get council permission and approval to use a local public space?
If you are using a local space it is best to check with the local council if you require permission to use it. Ask us about our Public Liability Insurance.
Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?
You don’t have to raise a certain amount of money to participate or host your own Big Red Kidney Walk, however we do ask that you try to make fundraising a part of the event and encourage those who are participating with you to fundraise too. You can set your goal to whatever you want the group to work towards, and we have heaps of great tips in your pack and will make this as easy as possible for everyone.
Does my Big Red Kidney Walk need to be ticketed?
This is completely up to you. Some choose to ticket their event which helps raise money or cover some costs of the event. You can ticket your event through your event microsite and also sell on-the-day entry in person if you like.
Others choose to not charge for the event, and raise funds through other activities on the day such as a sausage sizzle or a raffle. This is totally up to you.
What promotional materials will be provided from Kidney Health Australia?
We can provide you with the following to help make the day successful:
- Personalised Facebook cover photo and profile picture
- Personalised digital promotional poster for your event
- Digital promotional fliers
- Event website