The Foundation requires continuous financial support to sustain its mission, and partnerships are the key to all fundraising undertaken. Lions Clubs across Queensland and Northern New South Wales are vital to our success and we aim to work in partnership with these Clubs at all times. Many clubs work closely with the Foundation providing support through regular fundraising activity in their districts, or by contributing to annual appeals, such as Spring for Research.
The Foundation also forms external partnerships with a range of companies and individuals who can assist with fundraising. The Royal on the Park is one such example. In the past, the hotel has been the venue for the Personality Quest Grand Final each year, but despite the cancellation of the Quest, the hotel continues to support the Foundation through donation boxes placed around the hotel and via sales of the Albert and Alice Teddy Bears. Whenever the Foundation is supported, strong partnerships are at its core. We thank all our supporters and partners who continue to work with us.
There are many other ways to assist the Foundation such as fashion parades, sausage sizzles or movie nights. Organising your own fundraiser is not only a lot of fun, but it’s a great way to work in the community and of course it’s extremely rewarding. If you’re passionate about raising money for medical research, then we’d love to hear from you.
Drop A Coin Campaign
Very simply and as the name would suggest, the Lions Medical Research Foundation DROP A COIN campaign is based on the concept a dropping a coin in a bucket. Coin collection is a successful and long-held form of local fundraising, and this is what this campaign is all about.
HOW IT WORKS
Lions Clubs are asked to participate in the DROP A COIN campaign by approaching local pubs and clubs, requesting their permission to collect coins from patrons at agreed times.
The objective is not just a one-off event. Our goal is to establish a strong relationship with pubs and clubs in local areas around Queensland and Northern New South Wales to create an opportunity for further campaigns with the ultimate goal of making this an Annual Program.
HOW CAN YOUR CLUB BE INVOLVED?
All you need to do as a first step is register your club’s interest in this program by either completing a simple Expression of Interest Form, or by speaking to the LMRF Director in your region who will be able to supply information regarding initial steps.
WHERE DOES YOUR SUPPORT GO?
LMRF is committed to providing funding for world class medical research so your support goes to these researchers and ensures that the Foundation remains financially sustainable and has the capacity to fund ongoing research.