Top Fundraising Tips for #GivingTuesday2014

Giving Tuesday is all about giving back, your time, your effort, your voice. The idea is simple, however the execution can prove a little trickier – which is why we here at Everyday Hero have put together our top tips for making #GivingTuesday 2014 the most successful one yet!

  1. Everyone has those old clothes at the back of the wardrobe and even with the best intentions they can get forgotten about. Use #GivingTuesday as that shove in the right direction and get them down to your local charity shop.
  2. Helping out at a local food kitchen is a great way to give back, get your whole family involved to really make this a day to remember.
  3. Volunteering at an animal charity is a great excuse to spend time helping out our fluffy friends who can’t help themselves.
  4. Give back to your family and friends and in return they can donate to your favourite charity – they can get their car cleaned and your cause gets an extra boost!
  5. Make that donation you’ve been putting off to that charity you love, it might just make all the difference. Click here to donate.
  6. If you’re stuck on thinking of things to do, why not do nothing? Give up something the month before Giving Tuesday in return for donations, it could be something as simple as your morning coffee or something a little more stressful like chocolate!
  7. Make sure you get your friends involved in volunteering efforts, turn it into a real occasion whilst also doing good and feeling great.
  8. Make the world a better place and find out if your local charity could use any skills or connections you have available, perhaps your skills online are just what they are after!
  9. Remember to have fun, you’re giving back this #GivingTuesday which is awesome, and that make you awesome so don’t forget it!

Don’t forget that if you want to fundraise for your event to set up your Everyday hero supporter page before the big day to ensure your donors have a safe, simple way to donate – click here to get started!

#GivingTuesday 2014 – Tuesday December 2nd

#GivingTuesday is a single day where everyone, wherever in the world they are, give something back to the cause they care about. This global day for giving back is nearly upon us once again and we want to know what you are doing!

Maybe you will give up alcohol for the entire month of November? Perhaps you fancy having an office bake off on the day or giving up your morning coffee and making a donation instead? There is no action too big, no action too small, this is a day for doing what you want because you care.

Here at Everyday Hero we have also got into the giving spirit and have an iPad mini to give away to one lucky #GivingTuesday Supporter!

Simply tell us, or show us, what you will be doing this Giving Tuesday for your charity!

How to enter

Upload an image and/or short description to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest, hashtag #beCAUSEicare and tag Everyday Hero! Easy :)

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 8.48.43 am Don’t forget that if you want to fundraise for #GivingTuesday or make a donation to do so via the #GivingTuesday page to ensure you and your donors have a safe, simple way to donate – click here to get started!

We will add all entries to our #GivingTuesday gallery!

Legal stuff -

By entering the competition you will be agreeing to the following terms and conditions -

Terms & Conditions

Everyday Hero #beCAUASEicare 2014 Competition

1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these conditions of entry. Incomplete or incomprehensible entries will be deemed ineligible.

All Entries are via the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest

2. To enter the competition, users must upload either an image or text (or both) and include the hashtag ‘#beCAUSEicare’ and tag the Everyday Hero account on that social platform.

3. All responses will be reviewed and judged by the team here at Everyday Hero, Ground Floor, 86 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD 4000, on 02/12/2014 The winners will be determined by a random number generator.

4. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable and prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

5. This is a Game of chance.

6. Entry is open to all residents of Australia, UK and New Zealand between the ages of 13 to 149. Employees of the promoter and their immediate families, associated agencies and companies associated with the promotion are not eligible to enter the promotion.

7. The competition commences on 18/09/2014 and all entries must be received before 4pm on 02/12/2014.

8. Prizes: 1 prize of an ipad mini

In the event that for any reason whatsoever any prize winner does not or is not able to take any prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter for any reason, the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of the prize.

Donations can only be made to charities that are members of Everyday Hero.

9. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and all components of the prize must be taken together.

10. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of the prize except for liability that cannot be excluded by law.

11. Prize values are the recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and are correct at time of printing. The promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value.

12. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any other prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

13. The promoter and their associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit. Once prizes have left Promoter’s premises, the Promoter will not be responsible for any delay in delivery, or failure of safe delivery of prizes.

14. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner and their guests may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the promoter in its absolute discretion.

15. The promoter reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address, and/or proof of entry validity. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit their prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

16. All entries become the property of the promoter. All entries will be entered into a database and the Promoter may potentially use the entrants photo,names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid unless otherwise advised by the entrant.

17. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.

18. In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders it’s determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the event and recommence it from the start on the same conditions.

The winners will be notified by: Email 

19. Publish Details: On the Everyday Hero Facebook page, Instagram account and Twitter

20. The promoter is: Everyday Hero

Phew!

Preparing for your first race – Top Tips!

This great blog post comes from our guest blogger Zoe – aka The Girl That Runs!

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The first time I ran a race I was so completely unprepared! I had brand new trainers on that I wanted to show off, along with very old cycling shorts that were made from Tshirt material and a top that fitted – just! – too snug I was to discover!

The race was a short race but boy I suffered the whole way round! My trainers rubbed and produced nasty blisters, my shorts were so old that my thighs rubbed together so much that they wore a hole which then proceeded to produce two blisters on my inner thighs that popped during the race and my top rubbed against my under arms and gave me chafing sores both sides.

I never did that again. The next day I raced out and bought my first ever pair of running tights and a nice loose breathable top.

The moral of my story is to be prepared when running your race whether it is your first or 10th!

Tips to make sure you are prepared for your race

Tried and tested 

Try out your running outfit before you race. Go for a few runs in the gear you plan to wear to see if it is comfortable and whether you have any issues with it. That way you still have time to perfect it before you race and won’t run into the issues I did!

Check out the route

 If you really want to be prepared and live near to the race course – go and check it out. Have a good look at the route, look at where the hills are (if any) and be super prepared for race day as well as noting where the start line is, where you can park and more importantly where the toilets are and how many etc.

Plan for all eventualities

If it is forecast to be sunny make sure you wear sunscreen. If it is forecast to rain take some layers to wear in the race lineup so you don’t catch a chill and you can always discard your layers as you go – so don’t wear your favourite Lorna Jane top ! If it’s a warmer than usual day don’t go crazy speed wise on your race unless you know you can handle it. Start off slowly.

Don’t go crazy

If you haven’t run a race before don’t go crazy. Everytime I run a race my adrenalin pumps and I feel so light that I could run faster than the speed of light – maybe for the first few metres yes but then I usually pay for it as I started too quickly. Stick to the speeds you have been running in training and towards the end of the race if you feel good then maybe pick up your speed.

Don’t try anything new

Just before a race or on race day is not the time to be trying anything new especially in your race gear and in what you are eating. I’ve had many a bad race from eating something I hadn’t eaten before the morning of the race. Whatever you normally eat for breakfast before a training run is the best way to handle this and don’t eat anything too heavy right before running.

Arrive early

There is nothing worse than rushing right before a race. It’d good to be organised and calm so that you can prepare for the start. Racing around looking for a toilet (take your own toilet paper also – I’ve been caught out a number of times!) or car parking at the last minute is a pain. I had to literally sprint to start a race once as I was stuck in the queue for a toilet and the race started before I got to the start line – hence that wasn’t a great race!

Most importantly…..

Enjoy yourself and give yourself a big pat on the back for completing your first race!

 

Editors note – Don’t forget that if you want to fundraise for your event to set up your Everyday hero supporter page before the big day to ensure your donors have a safe, simple way to donate – click here to get started!

#irunbeCAUSE City2Surf 2014

We all know taking part in The Sun-Herald City2Surf takes real super hero strength, physically and mentally and Everyday Hero wants to know what’s driving you!

Simply come along to the Everyday Hero booth at the City2Surf exhibition (stand 50) and have your photo snapped and tell us why you’re running and you will be entered into a draw to win an iPad mini – better yet, mention your charities name and you could win them a $500 donation!

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We will be publishing entries to our Instagram account throughout the week so remember to check it out - www.instagram.com/everydayhero 

By entering the competition you will be agreeing to the following terms and conditions -

Terms & Conditions

Everyday Hero #irunbeCAUSE 2014 Competition

1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these conditions of entry. Incomplete or incomprehensible entries will be deemed ineligible.

All Entries are via the City2Surf exhibition booth 50

2. To enter the competition, users must have their photo taken by an Everyday Hero Staff member and provide name, email address and telephone number on the day of entry. 

3. All responses will be reviewed and judged by the team here at Everyday Hero, Ground Floor, 86 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD 4000, on 11/08/2014 The winners will be determined by a random number generator.

4. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable and prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

5. This is a Game of chance.

6. Entry is open to all residents of Australia, UK and New Zealand between the ages of 13 to 149. Employees of the promoter and their immediate families, associated agencies and companies associated with the promotion are not eligible to enter the promotion.

7. The competition commences on 07/08/2014 and all entries must be received before 4pm on 09/08/2014.

8. Prizes: 1 prize of $500 Donation to an Everyday Hero Supporter Page. 1 prize of an ipad mini

In the event that for any reason whatsoever any prize winner does not or is not able to take any prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter for any reason, the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of the prize.

Donations can only be made to charities that are members of Everyday Hero.

9. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and all components of the prize must be taken together.

10. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of the prize except for liability that cannot be excluded by law.

11. Prize values are the recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and are correct at time of printing. The promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value.

12. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any other prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

13. The promoter and their associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit. Once prizes have left Promoter’s premises, the Promoter will not be responsible for any delay in delivery, or failure of safe delivery of prizes.

14. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner and their guests may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the promoter in its absolute discretion.

15. The promoter reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address, and/or proof of entry validity. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit their prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

16. All entries become the property of the promoter. All entries will be entered into a database and the Promoter may potentially use the entrants photo,names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid unless otherwise advised by the entrant.

17. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.

18. In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders it’s determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the event and recommence it from the start on the same conditions.

The winners will be notified by: Email 

19. Publish Details: On the Everyday Hero Facebook page, Instagram account and Twitter

20. The promoter is: Everyday Hero

Phew! That was long!

Top Tips for Fundraising with friends

Raising money for the cause you care about can be a lot of fun, but as the saying goes “two heads are better than one” so why not get your friends involved and double the good times!  Do you have any tips to add? Contact us on Facebook or Twitter!

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Here are some of our top tips to get started:

  • Contact a local bar and see if they are willing to host a charity fundraiser.  Since you’re fundraising with your friends, you will have double the contacts to invite. Use each other’s networks to bring together everyone you know.  Sell tickets at the door and use this as a great opportunity to catch up and chat with people on the causes that matter most to you.
  • Host a movie marathon! Get caught up on your favorite movies and TV shows by hosting a screening at your house.  Ask for a donation to watch the movie marathon and in return your friends will be able to binge watch some real classics together.  Don’t forget the popcorn!
  • Cleaning cars in return for donations might not sound like the most fun to be had but with a group of you working together to get the job done the time will fly by! Make sure you prepare your musical playlist before the big day and have plenty of refreshments on hand – it’s hard work being awesome.
  • Everyone has old clothes they are looking to rid themselves of so why not get your group together to donate your unloved items and host a second hand fashion show! You can charge gold coin entry and auction off your fabulous clothes to a willing audience of family and friends whilst you get all the fun of strutting down the cat walk. (It goes without saying that any clothes left over can be donated to your local charity shop).
  • Not everyone is a budding Nigella Lawson but that shouldn’t hold you back. Get everyone to cook their signature dish (be that macaroni cheese or a full blown roast with all the trimmings) and host an evening of fun, food and a cheeky donation – and even a prize for the best (or worst) meal!

Don’t forget to set up your Everyday hero supporter page before the event to ensure your donors have a safe, simple way to donate – click here to get started!

#EDHPlaylist 2014

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.”
― Plato

Whether you’re training for your first marathon, taking part in a sponsored dog walk or an absolute machine on the treadmill – you will have that one song to pick you up when you’re struggling, that single magical tune to push you over that final hill – and we want to know!

Simple tell us your favourite motivating song and you could win a $50 donation!

How to enter -

  • Tweet us! Easy enough, just tweet us the name and artist of your track and include #EDHplaylist
  • Facebook Come on over and post to our Facebook page the name and artist (also include #EDHplaylist)
  • Instagram Post a pic to Instagram and in the comments mention your favourite track and artist and #EDHplaylist

Each week until the end of July we will pick a winner!

We will add all of the entries to our ‘Ultimate Motivational Tunes’ playlist on Spotify that you can listen to yourself here.

 Legal Stuff…

By entering the competition you will be agreeing to the following terms and conditions -

Terms & Conditions

Everyday Hero #EDHplaylist 2014 Competition

1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these conditions of entry. Incomplete or incomprehensible entries will be deemed ineligible.

All Entries are via: Instagram, Twitter or Facebook

2. To enter the competition, users must submit via -

Instagram entries – Incomments include artist, song title and hashtag #EDHplaylist

Twitter entries – Tweet artist, song title and hashtag #EDHplaylist

Facebook – post to our wall (www.facebook.com/everydayhero) include song title, artist and hashtag #EDHplaylist

3. All responses will be reviewed and judged by the team here at Everyday Hero, Ground Floor, 86 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD 4000, on 30/06/2014, 07/07/2014, 14/07/2014, 21/07/2014, 28/07/2014. The winners will be determined by a random number generator.

4. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable and prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

5. This is a Game of chance.

6. Entry is open to all residents of Australia, UK and New Zealand between the ages of 13 to 149. Employees of the promoter and their immediate families, associated agencies and companies associated with the promotion are not eligible to enter the promotion.

7. The competition commences on 24/07/2014 and all entries must be received before midnight on 28/07/2014.

8. Prizes: 5 prizes of $50 Donation to an Everyday Hero Supporter Page.

The total prize pool is valued at a maximum of $250 donations.

In the event that for any reason whatsoever any prize winner does not or is not able to take any prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter for any reason, the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of the prize.

Donations can only be made to charities that are members of Everyday Hero.

9. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and all components of the prize must be taken together.

10. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of the prize except for liability that cannot be excluded by law.

11. Prize values are the recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and are correct at time of printing. The promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value.

12. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any other prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

13. The promoter and their associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit. Once prizes have left Promoter’s premises, the Promoter will not be responsible for any delay in delivery, or failure of safe delivery of prizes.

14. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner and their guests may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the promoter in its absolute discretion.

15. The promoter reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address, and/or proof of entry validity. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit their prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

16. All entries become the property of the promoter. All entries will be entered into a database and the Promoter may potentially use the entrants photo,names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid unless otherwise advised by the entrant.

17. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.

18. In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders it’s determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the event and recommence it from the start on the same conditions.

The winners will be notified by: Email 

19. Publish Details: On the Everyday Hero Facebook page, Instagram account and Twitter

20. The promoter is: Everyday Hero

Phew! That was long!

Got a pair of trainers? You could win a $150 Rebɘl Sports voucher!

Running, cycling, walking, marching, jumping, hurdling – you name it, your trainers have been there.

Every stride you take in your morning jogs training for that marathon, or hill you conquer on a weekend hike in preparation for reaching the summit to raise funds for the cause you love, your trusty trainers gave everything they had – and we want to see them!

Simply share with us a photo of your trainers for your chance to win a $150 Rebɘl Sports voucher!

How to enter -

Upload the photo to either Instagram, Twitter or post it on our Facebook wall.

  • Instagram entries – tag @EverydayHero and hashtag #GaveEverything
  • Twitter entries – mention @Everydayhero and hashtag #GaveEverything
  • Facebook – post to our wall and tag EverydayHero in your photo comment

On Tuesday 10th June 2014 we will announce the winner!

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Legal Stuff…

By entering the competition you will be agreeing to the following terms and conditions -

Terms & Conditions

Everyday Hero #GaveEverything Competition

1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these conditions of entry. Incomplete or incomprehensible entries will be deemed ineligible.

All Entries are via: Instagram, Twitter or Facebook

2. To enter the competition, users must submit their photo either –

Instagram entries – tag @EverydayHero and hashtag #GaveEverything

Twitter entries – mention @Everydayhero and hashtag #GaveEverything

Facebook – post to our wall (www.facebook.com/everydayhero) and tag Everyday Hero in your photo comment.

3. All responses will be reviewed and judged by the team here at Everyday Hero, Ground Floor, 86 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD 4000, on 10/06/2014. The winner will be determined by their creativity and originality.

4. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable and prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

5. This is a Game of Skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners.

6. Entry is open to all residents of Australia, UK and New Zealand between the ages of 13 to 149. Employees of the promoter and their immediate families, associated agencies and companies associated with the promotion are not eligible to enter the promotion.

7. The competition commences on 26/05/2014 and all entries must be received before midnight on 09/06/2014.

8. Prizes: 1 prize of $150 Rebel Sports Voucher

The total prize pool is valued at a maximum of $150 Rebel Sports Voucher

In the event that for any reason whatsoever any prize winner does not or is not able to take any prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter for any reason, the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of the prize.

9. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and all components of the prize must be taken together.

10. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of the prize except for liability that cannot be excluded by law.

11. Prize values are the recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and are correct at time of printing. The promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value.

12. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any other prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

13. The promoter and their associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit. Once prizes have left Promoter’s premises, the Promoter will not be responsible for any delay in delivery, or failure of safe delivery of prizes.

14. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner and their guests may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the promoter in its absolute discretion.

15. The promoter reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address, and/or proof of entry validity. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit their prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

16. All entries become the property of the promoter. All entries will be entered into a database and the Promoter may potentially use the entrants photo,names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid unless otherwise advised by the entrant.

17. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.

18. In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders it’s determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the event and recommence it from the start on the same conditions.

The winners will be notified by: Email 

19. Publish Details: On the Everyday Hero Facebook page, Instagram account and Twitter

20. The promoter is: Everyday Hero

Top Tips for Raising Money as a Team

Who doesn’t enjoy spending time with their friends? No one! Which is why raising money for your favourite cause with them is so much more fun than going it alone!

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  1. Make some fun team t shirts! (Don’t forget to include your team page link). You can sell them to your friends and family for them to show their support with all money raised going to your Supporter Pages! (and even better, when they wear them they are also promoting your Supporter page to anyone who see’s them!)
  2. Put up posters around your local area that displays your Team Page link.
  3. Email the local press promoting your team page along with a photo of you guys having fun!
  4. Get together as a team and hold a trivia evening or a bbq etc – invite your friends and family, show all of them your passion for your charity and the effort you are willing to put in to reach goal.
  5. Set weekly or monthly goals for each member to spread your money raising message further and to keep the momentum going!
    1. Goals for every team member could include -

i.     Make a donation to your own Supporter Page, this not only shows your commitment to the cause but also moves you off the $0.

ii.     Email your team page link at least 30 of their friends, really use all of your networks!

iii.     Share your team page link on your Facebook wall

iv.     Tweet your team page link

v.     Ask your employer to sponsor you, or see if there is a matched giving scheme.

  1. Visit your friends who are not in the team to get them to donate there and then using their mobile phone! Asking face to face is a sure fire way to get that money raised!
  2. Share photos of all the early morning training runs you have been doing to your supporter page! Let all your donors and potential donors see all the hard work your team are putting in to achieve your goal! (You can even share these updates to Facebook and Twitter as you post them to really spread the word.)
  3. Set aside one day when your whole team are free and offer up your services in return for donations! Wash cars, mow lawns, garage clear outs, anything you can think of that you can do to help others – do it.
  4. Get your supporters rallying you! Make sure all your friends and family are also sharing your supporter page far and wide. Asking them to pop it on their email signature and put up posters around their work or social club.  A small effort from them can have a huge impact on donations.
  5. Don’t forget to have fun, the reason you are raising money is for a great cause, the reason you are doing it with your friends is because you all share the same passion!

#MapMyGiving – Win $100 donation

Those early morning jogs, weekend wanders and pavements pounded all count towards the effort you put in to make a difference for the cause you care about and we want to know about them!

Everyday Hero has integrated with MapMyFitness to let you track all you give with your training, connecting your account couldn’t be easier, which is why we want you to show us just how easy for your chance to win a $100 donation :)

Entry is super simple - 

1. Connect your Everyday Hero account to MapMyFitness (For more info on connecting your account, click here)

2. Log a ‘public’ workout and post it to your Everyday Hero supporter page

3. Share your supporter page or a screen shot of the post to either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

  • Facebook – post to our wall and include #MapMyGiving
  • Instagram entries – tag @EverydayHero and hashtag #MapMyGiving
  • Twitter entries – mention @Everydayhero and hashtag #MapMyGiving

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Winners announced Friday 28th March, so what are you waiting for? Get moving!

Legal stuff….

By entering the competition you will be agreeing to the following terms and conditions -

Terms & Conditions

Everyday Hero #MapMyGiving Competition

1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these conditions of entry. Incomplete or incomprehensible entries will be deemed ineligible.

All Entries are via: Instagram, Twitter or Facebook

2. To enter the competition, users must submit their photo either –

Instagram entries – tag @EverydayHero and hashtag #MapMyGiving

Twitter entries – mention @Everydayhero and hashtag #MapMyGiving

Facebook – post to our wall (www.facebook.com/everydayhero) and #MapMyGiving

3. All responses will be reviewed and judged by the team here at Everyday Hero, Ground Floor, 87 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD 4000, on 28/03/2014. The winner will be chosen at random

4. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable and prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

5. This is a Game of Chance

6. Entry is open to all residents of Australia, UK and New Zealand between the ages of 13 to 149. Employees of the promoter and their immediate families, associated agencies and companies associated with the promotion are not eligible to enter the promotion.

7. The competition commences on 21/03/2014 and all entries must be received before midday on 28/03/2014.

8. Prizes: 1 prize of $100 donation to your charity member of Everyday Hero,

The total prize pool is valued at a maximum of $100

The charity submitted must be a member of Everyday Hero.

In the event that for any reason whatsoever any prize winner does not or is not able to take any prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter for any reason, the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of the prize.

9. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and all components of the prize must be taken together.

10. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of the prize except for liability that cannot be excluded by law.

11. Prize values are the recommended retail value as provided by the supplier and are correct at time of printing. The promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value.

12. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any other prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

13. The promoter and their associated agencies, and companies associated with this promotion will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit. Once prizes have left Promoter’s premises, the Promoter will not be responsible for any delay in delivery, or failure of safe delivery of prizes.

14. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner and their guests may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the promoter in its absolute discretion.

15. The promoter reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity, proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address, and/or proof of entry validity. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit their prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

16. All entries become the property of the promoter. All entries will be entered into a database and the Promoter may potentially use the entrants photo,names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid unless otherwise advised by the entrant.

17. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.

18. In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders it’s determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the event and recommence it from the start on the same conditions.

The winners will be notified by: Facebook announcement

19. Publish Details: On the Everyday Hero Facebook page, Instagram account and Twitter

20. The promoter is: Everyday Hero

 

Make your training count for the causes you love with MapMyFitness

Whether you are running a marathon, or riding for a good cause, we know there’s so much more that goes into fundraising for charity than just asking for donations.

That’s why we’ve partnered with MapMyFitness to give you the ability to make all your workouts count for the causes you love. In one click you can now connect your MapMyFitness account to Everyday Hero and begin posting your workout information straight to your Supporter Page/s.

You of course have full control over what information is posted to which of your Pages and can change these at any time in your privacy settings.

Once you’ve connected your accounts, every time you log a ‘public’ workout or training run on MapMyFitness, it will be posted to the activity feed on your Page.MMFPost

The post will display a map of your route and information about your workout including distance, duration, speed and calories to show just how much effort you’ve put in! The date of your work out will also be shown as well as the type of activity you did such as ‘rode’ or ‘ran’.

Show everyone just how much you’re actually doing for the charity you love and make the time and energy you put in to training for events like City2Surf count.

Not only will this inspire and motivate others (especially if you’re in a team), but it will also encourage people to give generously to your Page when they see just how dedicated you are!