Saturday, 24 February 2018


  • Set ambitious yet achievable goals.
  • Lead by example and sponsor yourself.
  • Plan your fundraising endeavours.
  • Fully utilise your contacts and make use of our easy online fundraising tools.
  • Make fundraising fun! Check out our A-Z Fundraising ideas.
  • Write a meaningful, personal note about why you are taking part in the MSWA Swim and post it on your fundraising page. Also, include it in your emails to potential sponsors.
  • Most importantly, ask! People can’t donate if you don’t ask them to. Don’t be afraid, ask everyone you know! See our Top 5 Fundraising tips for more info!

Some ideas for getting sponsorship:

  • Online donations
  • Donation boxes at work, your local café, church etc
  • Raffle
  • Auction
  • Garage sale
  • Second hand book stall
  • Morning tea at work
  • Local businesses
  • Writing a personal letter.

Great ideas!

Fundraising can be fun! Here are some of the ways that you can show your support:

Swim for a family member or friend who has a neurological condition:

If you have a family member or friend who has a neurological condition, show your support for them by officially swimming on their behalf. When registering online, please tick this option and advise the person who you are swimming for of your log-on details so they can also access your fundraising page. This will enable both of you to fundraise for the event and share the glory together! You can also load a photo of you and the person you are swimming for onto your web page.

Matched giving!

Many companies budget for charitable donations and have matched-funding schemes to support worthwhile causes and their employees. If you need help with this, please contact us and we can help you with this process and provide any necessary supporting documents that your company may need.

Have fun!

The MSWA Swim is a fun event so fundraising should be too. Once you have registered, you can personalise your own fundraising page by adding photos, posting progress reports on your training program, viewing notes from your sponsors and using the email templates provided to encourage donations from your friends and colleagues. There are even links to Facebook so that you can connect with your friends and ask for their support.

Every dollar counts!

Some of your friends or family may not have access to the internet, but don’t let that stop you asking for their support. Download the Sponsorship Tally and keep track of all of your supporters. Then upload the information onto your web page as an offline donation. They’ll still receive the acknowledgement and the thanks that they deserve!

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