International Day of Happiness – How to Make it Count

International Day of Happiness is almost upon us! A day designed to spread joy, a day to celebrate all the things that make you happy, and to bring out that positivity in those around you

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We here at Everyday Hero LOVE this day, it is an excuse to do good and feel good at the same time, and to celebrate this feeling with millions of others around the world doing the exact same thing :)

With that in mind we have put together our top 6 things to do this International Day of Happiness to help you make it really count ~

1. Bring in some treats for your work mates. Everyone loves something a little extra special so why not create a little joy during the work day and whip up something to share. If you need any ideas just click here for some healthy treat recipes.

2. Give blood. A simple yet hugely effective way to make many many people happy. For more information on where and how you can donate visit here.

3. Make a positive difference to the cause you care about. Why not use today as the excuse you have been looking for to make that donation or set up that fundraising page, with Everyday Hero it has never been easier or simpler to do so, visit www.everydayhero.com to get started.

4. Do a small random act of kindness. Doing something nice for someone else can really boost not only their day but yours also, and often it’s the smaller things that can really bring them delight. Give up your seat on the bus, tell someone a joke, go next door and have a coffee with your neighbour – whatever it is you choose to do, do it with a smile.

5. When you are buying your morning coffee, shout another for a stranger. Many cafes now often have the option to purchase a suspended coffee so that someone less fortunate can enjoy a hot drink. For more information on suspended coffee visit here. 

6. Volunteer you skills. There are hundreds if not thousands of local causes that are all looking for people just like you to help them do what they do, only better. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with your local animal shelter and see if they have any kittens that need some cuddles!

#ilovebeCAUSE 2015

AUNZ-ILB-Email-HeaderEnter #ilovebeCAUSE to WIN $3,500 for the charity you love

On Valentine’s Day this year, you can not just show your love for the people close to you, but also make a genuine difference by taking a moment to show you love and appreciation for the charities that have touched and inspired you, simply by posting a photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The three most creative and heartfelt entries will WIN a collective prize pool of $5,000 in donations.

Enter now on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by uploading your image directly to our Wall of Love. Remember to tag @everydayhero and hashtag #ilovebeCAUSE when entering on social media.

All Entries will appear on our Wall of Love – Click here to visit!

ilovebecause2How to Enter

Keep it short, keep it sweet, keep it simple.

Entry is easy – 

Take a photo of yourself holding up a poster with the following text  “I love (enter your charity here) because (why you love them). (click here to download a poster)

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

  • Facebook – post to our wall and include the hashtag #ilovebeCAUSE in the post text.
  • Instagram entries – tag @EverydayHero and hashtag #IlovebeCAUSE
  • Twitter entries – mention @Everydayhero and hashtag #IlovebeCAUSE

First prize: $3500 to your favorite charity
Second prize: $1000 to your favorite charity
Third prize: $500 to your favorite charity

Competition opens: Midnight Wednesday January 28th2015
Competition closes: Midnight February 15th 2015

Legal Stuff…

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

Terms & Conditions

Everyday Hero #IlovebeCAUSE 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

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

Instagram entries – mention @EverydayHero and hashtag #IlovebeCAUSE in their photo caption

Twitter entries – mention @Everydayhero and hashtag #IlovebeCAUSE

Facebook – post to our wall (www.facebook.com/everydayhero) and include the hashtag #ilovebeCAUSE in the post text.

  1. All responses will be reviewed and judged by the team here at Everyday Hero, 8th Floor, 333 Ann Street Brisbane on 16/02/2015. The winner will be determined by their creativity and originality.
  1. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable and prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.
  1. This is a Game of Skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners.
  1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia 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.
  1. The competition commences on 28/01/2015 and all entries must be received before midnight on 15/02/2015.
  2. Prizes: 1 prize of $3500 donation to your charity member of Everyday Hero, 1 prize of $1500 donation to your charity member of Everyday Hero, 1 prize of $500 donation to your charity member of Everyday Hero

The total prize pool is valued at a maximum of $5000

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.

  1. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and all components of the prize must be taken together.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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

  1. Publish Details: On the Everyday Hero Facebook page, Instagram account and Twitter
  1. The promoter is: Everyday Hero

 

Is there a better time to start saving the world?

 

Making a difference this new yearThere’s something incredibly uplifting about starting a fresh new year! At Everyday Hero we’ve been thinking about simple and fun new ways that one could begin their journey to becoming one of the MANY wonderful heroes that we get to interact with each day. We have come up with a few tips:

  • Make this THE year that you finally break that bad habit! You could even make a small bet with some of your more cynical friends. Everyday will be a struggle to resist the urges but if you break through not only will you be able to say “I told you so” but you’ll be able to claim and donate your winnings to your charity!
  • An oldie but a goodie: give up your daily coffee for a month. Detox the caffeine from your system and then donate the $4/day to your Charity – that’s $124 in just 31 days!
  • Replace old items in your home with the new ones you were lucky enough to receive for Christmas and donate the old items and any unwanted gifts to your local second hand outlet – you’ll have more space at home and someone else will benefit from some new essentials!
  • Make a firm decision: what’s your cause? Whether its kids and education, animal welfare or community services – giving back is more than just raising money – it’s effort you put in and time you spend. Kick off the New Year by visiting your local library, pet shelter or op shop and see if they need a helping hand!
  • Christmas and NYE festivities mean that you may have collected a few extra inches around the mid-section so it’s usually right about now that you start making promises to exercise more, right? Why not raise the stakes, round up your mates and challenge them to a weekly fitness tournament – charge a $5 entry fee and then donate to the winner’s favourite charity!

To learn more about fundraising for your favourite Charity and get started visit http://www.everydayhero.com.au or contact our customer support team.

Our Top 10 Festive Fundraising Tips for 2014

 

Top Festive Fundraising Tips 2014

‘Tis the season to be jolly and give back to the causes you love

Wow! Is it really that time of year already?

We can all feel so bogged down with work/life commitments that we forget the true meaning of the festive period.   Let this year be your chance to give back to your beloved community and pay it forward with some merry giving.

Here at Everyday Hero, we do love our lists so we’ve put together our top 10 festive fundraising tips for you below –

  1. Hold a Block/Street Garage Sale – love thy neighbour and together, sell your pre-loved items and donate all profits to a worthy cause.
  2. Xmas Bake Off – In exchange for tasty treat, why not ask for a donation to your fundraising page? The best way to someone’s (giving) heart is through their belly of course!
  3. Sausage Sizzle – who doesn’t love a good ole barbie? Gather your friends together and hold a sausage sizzle. A few precious extra $$$ raised for a good cause and everyone leaves with a full belly – it’s a win for everyone.
  4. Games Night – Fancy a game of Monopoly? Everyone does! Host a competitive games night with the buy-in being a donation to your charity.
  5. Volunteer – Lend a helping hand and give your time to those who need it most.
  6. Have a Supporter page? Share the link to your supporter page when you send out your Christmas cards. Express how you feel about your cause and why you are fundraising over Christmas. If you know that one of your potential donors will not be able to make a donation online, insert a copy of the offline pledge donation form downloadable from your supporter page alongside the Christmas card
  7. Host a Christmas Party – Invite guests to leave their spare change in a big bowl at the front door. Sell hand-made tree decorations and foods. Run competitions that involve prizes.
  8. Keep it interesting on social – Mix up your Facebook and Twitter posts and keep them different and interesting each day. Use images and YouTube videos wherever you can. If you’ve got a funny side, let it shine!
  9. Ask the local café’s/bar’s/restaurant’s to keep a fundraising tin on their counter for you. No one wants a bunch of spare change, so you might as well have it!
  10. Follow up on promises – we live in a very busy, fast-moving time which means that sometimes good intentions can become forgotten when other matters become more urgent. Make sure that you follow up on promised donations. Sometimes our most generous supporters just need a gentle reminder.

It certainly is the season to be jolly and also to reflect on the year that we have had.  What we do with our lives changes slightly with each new year, there’s still time to make a difference in 2014 and begin growing a solid giving foundation for the year to come. Get involved, everything counts!

 

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!

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!