Frequently asked questions
Where can I change the fundraising target for our Raise Your Bats day?
You need to be logged in to your online fundraising page, then click > Your Name (in the top right) > Edit My Page > Fundraising Target (scroll down). You will also find other aspects of your page that you can edit that may come in handy! But remember we are always here to support so any issues please reach out if you are having challenges.
How can we get a QR code that links to our online fundraising page?
There are many free online QR code generators you could try to create your own unique code. However, here at the Alannah & Madeline Foundation we are also more than happy to create one for you. We can even brand it up to your liking. Just reach out on the above email address if you would like assistance with this.
What date should we host our event?
This is the cool thing. You can choose a date that works around your Cricket club's' calendar. It can be a full week, a weekend or a single match day.
Where does the money go as part of Raise Your Bats: Kids helping kids?
This year the money will be part of cricket's overall contribution to our Buddy Bag program. Refuges and emergency foster care offer a safe space to tens of thousands of vulnerable children each year. Often they arrive with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. Our Buddy Bag program will ensure that many of these children and young people will receive a Buddy Bag on arrival. Something they can call their own and help restore a sense of safety and security.
Buddy Bags are backpacks full of essential items for vulnerable children across Australia who are experiencing crisis, trauma or doing it tough.
They contain items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, face washer, PJs, underwear and socks, as well as a book, and the all-important teddy bear. All items including the bag are brand new. A Buddy Bag offers more than just material aid, it is one of the vital first steps to recovery. We’ve delivered more than 100,000 Buddy Bags across Australia.
With your help we plan to deliver more than 10,000 in 2022 to help ensure that our children feel the safety and security Buddy Bags provide at a time when they might need it the most.