Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund

At Sanitarium we aim to resource and inspire the community to live active, healthy and happy lives. It is why we have been running our Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series for so long – it makes a real difference in the lives of Aussie kids! Each year we invest in this not-for-profit event series because we believe every child is a superstar and we want to encourage them to dream big and achieve.

Every Kids TRY provides a big event experience in a fun, safe and rewarding environment to boost their confidence to give activity a try. We work hard to maintain and improve this experience whilst keeping entry fees as low as possible to make it accessible to as many families as we can.

Unfortunately, the reality is that there are still a number of families who cannot afford the entry fees or to have access to the necessary equipment for their children to take part. These are often the kids that could benefit most from Kids TRY. This is why we have teamed up with our charity partner, ADRA Australia, and created the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund

How it works

Through ADRA Australia, the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund enables underprivileged Aussie kids to experience the life-changing benefits of Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. ADRA has a wealth of experience working with disadvantaged local communities and children through their network of domestic community centres and youth programs such as DreamTrack. Working with our project partners and sponsors, funds raised for the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund will allow us to provide subsidised entry fees, access to essential equipment, training and skill development programs, and transportation to Kids TRYathlon events for the kids that need it the most.
What you can do to make a difference
When registering your child for a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event, you will have the option of making a donation in the additional purchases section of the registration form. Just select the amount you would like to donate and proceed to checkout. You will only pay one transaction amount for a registration when including a donation, and all donations above $2 are tax deductible. After completing the transaction, a tax receipt for the donation will be emailed to you.

You can also make a donation at any time to the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund through ADRA’s Donation Page. Simply select ‘Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund’ from the drop down menu to indicate where you would like your donation to go.

Furthermore, we would like to invite all Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon participants to raise funds on behalf of the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund so that other less-fortunate kids can give activity a try alongside themselves and also experience the joy of achievement. It’s a whole lot of fun and simple to get started. You can create your very own fundraising page on everydayhero that accepts donations.

Fundraising tips

How to set up a fundraising page

  • Go to everydayhero and if you already have an account, login, otherwise click ‘Start fundraising’ and set up a new supporter page.
  • Select ADRA Australia as your Charity.
  • Customise your fundraising page, including adding a profile picture and a personal story of why you are raising money for the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund.
  • Set yourself a fundraising goal.
  • Post updates to your page about your training and fundraising.
  • Share your page’s link to spread the word.
  • Start fundraising!

How to raise funds for the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund

The simplest and most effective way to raise funds for the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund is just to ask – ask as many people as you can. The more people you ask, the more donations you are likely to receive, so compile a list of everyone you know to ask them to support you. Make sure you tell them about participating in Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, why you are raising funds for the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund and where the money will go.

Some great ways to ask for donations include face-to-face, via an email or on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It also doesn’t hurt to ask more than once, as people tend to be busy and often forget. Another top tip is to also ask your donors to spread the word to their network of family and friends and share your fundraising page link.

Another sure-fire way to increase your donations is to host a fundraising event. When deciding what sort of fundraising event to host, you can be creative as you like. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Car wash
  • Lemonade stand
  • BBQ or sausage sizzle
  • Bake sale
  • Dinner or garden party
  • Movie night
  • Trivia night

When it comes to fundraising, you are only limited by your imagination! Here are some more ideas to get the creative juices flowing:

  • Mow lawns for your neighbours
  • Complete your chores at home in exchange for your parents making a donation
  • Give something up for a day – such as sugar or talking! Just make sure you let everyone know
  • Sell your old toys that you no longer play with

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is ADRA Australia?

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the official humanitarian agency and registered charity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA Australia works as part of the global ADRA network. Through this network, their reach extends into more than 120 countries. They work to inspire and collaborate with others to responsibly facilitate transformational development and relief projects overseas and in Australia.

Where does the money go?

All funds raised go directly to ADRA Australia exclusively for the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund. These funds, minus any processing fees, are used to resource, equip and enter disadvantaged kids into Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. Working through ADRA Australia’s established local community projects, the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund will allow us to provide subsidised entry fees, access to essential equipment, training and skill development programs, and transportation to Kids TRYathlon events for the kids that need it the most.

Do I have to reach my fundraising goal? What if I’m not successful?

Just like participating in Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, it is great to set yourself a goal and experience the sense of achievement at reaching it, but your fundraising goal is obligation-free. It’s all about having a go and giving it a TRY. You may be surprised at how easy it is once you get started.

Will I receive information on children I have helped participate in Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon?

As all funds raised for the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund go into a pool of funds to support the project, we cannot provide information on the children that the funds you raised have supported. Stories on the successes of the project will be published online and through our social media channels from time to time.

Does all money donated go towards the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund?

Aside from any processing fees payable to our online registration provider or everydayhero, all funds raised go towards the Weet-Bix TRY For Kids Fund.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and if they are made via our registration page or everydayhero a tax receipt will be sent to the donor via email.

Can I accept cash donations?

Our recommendation is to only receive donations via everydayhero as this is the simplest way to ensure your donors receive a tax receipt. For any cash donations accepted, you may need to ask your parents to make a donation with their credit card on behalf of your donor so that a tax receipt is sent to the donor.

Can I request an Authority to Fundraise letter?

Yes. If you require an Authority to Fundraise letter for your fundraising activities, please contact ADRA Australia’s Donor Relations Officer on (02) 9489 7790.