General

When can I host a Serve It Up for CF event?

You can host your event at any time of year that suits you. The main campaign runs throughout September and during this month there will be prizes available for our top fundraisers. Funds must be received by the 15th of October 2014 to be eligible. If you choose to host your event outside of September, you'll still receive your host gift pack, but you won't be eligible for the September top fundraiser prizes.

Where do the funds go?

Serve It Up for CF is held to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis WA. The funds will be put towards delivering vital research projects and services to people living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in WA. Services include home care, physiotherapy, regional support, counselling and medical equipment loans.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved in Serve it Up for CF by hosting an event, donating or spreading the word. If you know someone who'd be great at hosting, let them know about Serve It Up for CF. 

If you'd like to host an event click "Register Now" and follow the steps to set up your online donation page. You can send the link to your page to guests so that they can donate. The funds will be transfered to Cystic Fibrosis WA and tax-deductible receipts will be emailed out automatically.

How many people do I need for a Serve It Up for CF event?

There's no minimum or maximum number of guests for a Serve It Up for CF event. Every bit counts, so even if you just have a few friends around for dinner we'd still really appreciate the support! Guests who can't make it along to your event may still like to donate.

 

Fundraising Help

How do I raise money at my event?

Money is raised by asking guests to make a donation. You can either suggest an amount, or leave it up to them by asking they donate what they would have spent going out. Depending on the number of guests, you can also have a raffle or a silent / live auction to help raise a little extra.

Do I need to set up an online page or can I collect the donations myself?

If you'd prefer not to set up an online page and would rather collect donations from guests yourself that's fine. You'll need to get in touch with Cystic Fibrosis WA on (08) 9346 7333 or email events@cysticfibrosiswa.org to let us know about your event. We can then organise to send out your host pack. 

How do I ask guests to donate?

When you invite your guests, let them know why you are hosting the event and why CF is important to you. We can help by sending you a personal story from someone affected by CF if you need it.

In the invitation, either ask guests to donate a set amount or to contribute what they would have spent going out.

Include the link to your online giving page in your inviation. Guests can click on this link, go to your giving page, and make donations on it. The website is secure, the funds will be transfered to Cystic Fibrosis WA, and everyone who donates will receive a receipt by email.

How much should I ask guests to donate?

You can either suggest an amount or leave it up to your guests by asking them to donate what they would have spent going out. One couple that hosted a dinner asked guests to donate $65 each - because of "65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis". Click to read the 65 Roses Story.


Corporate Involvement

Can I host a Serve It Up for CF event at work?

Yes, Serve It Up for CF is a great event to host in the workplace and is good for team-building. Colleagues can come together for morning tea, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or an after work function. One person can host and bring the food, everyone can bring a plate, or the social club could run the event. Some workplaces may have a donation matching-policy.

What kinds of sponsorship opportunities are available?

Cystic Fibrosis WA is keen to continue building Serve It Up for CF as a fun and easy way for all Western Australians to support a good cause whilst enjoying great food and company. We are looking to develop mutually beneficial sponsorships and welcome all enquiries.

There are opportunities for:

- In kind donations of products, services and prizes

- Financial sponsorship with brand exposure

We'd like to thank both Capel Vale Wines and Menu Magazine for their support of the campaign.



Thank You!

A big thanks to Capel Vale Wines and Menu Magazine for their support of Serve It Up for CF. Thanks to their involvement each host will receive a free copy of the Masters of Menu cookbook and the option to purchase delicous Capel Vale wines at a discounted rate.

If you are interested in sponsoring Serve It Up for CF please contact Cystic Fibrosis WA on 08 9346 9333 or email events@cysticfibrosiswa.org.


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