Following several questions from friends, family and our participants regarding what happens to the money raised from the fun run, We've put together the below "2022 wash up".
Rotary clubs are unique to many charitable organisations as their members pay annual membership fees. These membership fees cover the standard administration cost most charitable organisations have. While most charities, therefore, need to take a portion of their fundraising to cover these costs, we do not.
The Manly Fun Run is slightly different to most of our fundraising events. There are high costs directly attributed to organising such an event via our membership fees. However, through partnering with fantastic local organisations, we have nearly covered these costs and hope to do so in the future.
Products (Medals, photos, donations etc): $4,983
Sponsors: $12,500 + plenty of in kind
Event timing & Traffic management: $8,285
Marketing & Printing: $5,654
Sound & camera team: $2,314
Council applications: $635
Our Partners and members work hard to save on any cost we can. Some examples of what we paid less than a typical event:
Traffic equipment: $5,700 savings
Traffic Management: $3,292 savings
Marketing & printing: approx $1,180 savings
Council fees: $ 984 savings (Council grant awarded)
Police/traffic control: approx $3,500 savings
The above provides approx $14,656 in additional funds to use on projects for the community.
On the day we had 82 volunteers! without them, this would not have been possible. A huge thank you to all our volunteers!
The Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice ("Park Hill") at the Old manly hospital
The Rotary Club of Manly will be assisting with the Refurbishment of an old building into a recreation cottage for youth and adolescence in the Hospice.
Defibrillators on the Beaches
Every year, 30,000 Australians die from a sudden cardiac arrest - and with less than a 10 per cent survival rate without a defibrillator, the fitness fanatic is leading the charge for change.
Rotary Club of Manly is working with guy leech from heart180 to have defibrillator accessible to the public 24/7 at lifesaving clubs along the Northern Beaches (currently there are none along our beautiful beaches where so many young and old are exercising day in and day out!)
NSW Police Legacy is the NSW Police Force charity. They provide care and ongoing support to the families of police officers who have suffered a loss. The Rotary Club of Manly has supported NSW police legacy for over a decade and thank the police force for their assistance with the Manly Fun Run & Walk.
Each year, for the past 40 years, the Rotary club of manly works with Blackmores Group to package and distribute Christmas hampers to those who need them in the community. This year we are aiming to have 400 hampers delivered in December. Read more about the project HERE
This is in addition to the 150 hampers we have created with the assistance of Coles Local manly and distributed to flood-affected people this year alone.
Northern Beaches Woman's Shelter (NBWS)
NBWS is a safe haven, supporting homeless women so they can rebuild their lives, reclaim their independence and rejoin society.
We work closely with the NBWS, and have received the below shopping list we will be assisting with:
RYLA and Standtall
RYLA is a scholarship that trains our young people for leadership roles. It is a week-long residential camp for ages 18 to 30. We find and sponsor suitable youths to attend.
STAND TALL IS A PROGRAM THAT ENHANCES SELF-ESTEEM AND RESILIENCE FOR STUDENTS. WE SPONSOR students who attend a stand tall camp in the manly area
Environment project - Our community and youth are demanding action on climate change and the protection of our environment. Many have fantastic ideas, dreams and knowledge of how things should be done better.
Our aim is to bridge the gap and empower our community to turn these ideas and dreams into reality.
Trivia trail - Set over a walking trail around Manly, teams are given clues to find strategically placed QR codes before moving on to the next one. It's a bucket load of fun!
We successfully ran a proof of concept in April 2021 and are currently working on a Trivia Trail that can run all year round!