Foundation challenges neighbours to have fun with fundraising

To launch the Buderim Foundation’s Street by Street Challenge to the Buderim community, a Street by Street Fundraising Showcase will be held at the Buderim War Memorial Hall on Saturday, 19 May.

The Street by Street Fundraising Showcase will provide Buderim street communities with fun and easy fundraising ideas they can use to make their own contribution to the B150 Community Challenge.

Buderim Foundation Chair Professor Paul Clark said with all donations over $2000 to be acknowledged on a commemorative plaque, the Foundation’s new Street by Street Challenge encouraged street communities to work together and collectively make a donation and be acknowledged as a street.

“The Street by Street Fundraising Showcase is a great opportunity for neighbours to get to know each other and inspire them to pool their resources and have some fun while fundraising,” Prof. Clark said.

The event will run from 10am to 1pm with live music, delicious baked goodies, homemade lemonade stand, car wash, sausage sizzle, rummage sale, kids activities and more.

Those attending on the day will be able to join in the fun and help fundraise or they can choose to do more and become a street coordinator. Coordinators will be provided with fundraising kits and resources to assist them in their fundraising efforts.

Professor Clark said while the Street by Street Challenge was an effort to meet fundraising targets, the Foundation wanted to encourage community spirit amongst neighbours.

“Whether its holding a movie night, collecting old clothes and books to sell at a rummage sale, or even just donating to a door knock appeal, everyone in the street can make a contribution,” Prof. Clark said.

The Buderim Foundation’s B150 Community Challenge is part of Buderim’s 150th birthday celebrations and aims to raise money to make its investment fund, which is held in trust, from $450 000 to $1million in just one year.

To help with fundraising efforts, a raffle is also being held at the event with a number of exciting prizes donated by local business. Tickets can be purchased on the day for two dollars each or three for five dollars.

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