Firstly we’d like to thank New England Mutual for their $250 sponsorship of Tandem Armidale.
The contribution come as part of New England Mutual’s annual Community Support sponsorship program.
As we previously outlined, Tandem Armidale is now part of Exsight Tandems. One thing this give us is the ability to collect tax deductible donations. Tax deductible if you pay income tax in Australia, at least. Obviously we’d love everyone to support us, but there’s lots of worthy organisations out there who can take your tax deductible donation.
Below we’ll let you know how you can make a donation, and some of what we’ve got to say you can apply to those other organisations too, so maybe donating to us isn’t something you can do right now, but maybe it can help you help another organisation.
The time has come for some changes around the Tandem Armidale camp. In some respect these changes are quite large, and will impact the way we do some things. In other ways nothing will change.
It’s the end of June, and we’re past the Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice if you’re on the north half of the planet). The early morning and late evening chills are definitely in the air here in Armidale, it’s not the best riding weather.
Thanks to a really generous donation last week our fund-raising is now at just over $2000. This donation was for $400, and took me somewhat by surprise. Yes I had included a $400 option on the GoFundMe, but I wasn’t really expecting anyone to take it up. Needless to say I’m really thankful.
I have been asked why I’m asking for funding from people and groups. In effect I’ve been asked why I’m deserving of support. It’s a fair question, and I’ll do my best to respond.
Yes, it’s been a bit quiet on the Tandem Armidale blog, but things have been happening behind the scenes.
Firstly our big news is, despite being unable to make the Para-Cycling Road Nationals, we won the 2014 NPS for B Classification. Needless to say we’re really thrilled that things fell in our favour that way, after being able to make the last event.
The Australian Para-cycling Road Nationals, which is also the fourth and final round of the National Para-cycling Series, is on May 10-11 in Echuca, Victoria. It’s with some regret that we announce that Tandem Armidale won’t be attending. At least not without some divine intervention.
It’s been a while between posts again, and it’s been a little quiet on the event front here. We have been working to promote our fundraising to get ourselves a new tandem. I though it was worth taking the time here to post an update about where we are at.
If only I could make more Douglas Adams references, I’m sure life might be a little less serious. If you follow Tandem Armidale on Twitter or like us on Facebook, you will have noticed us repeatedly pointing at our fundraising campaign to get money together to buy a new tandem. That’s because studies show repeating the message will lead people to action. We know not everyone is in a position to support us, and that’s OK, but it would be really great if you would share our fundraising links with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, Quora and any other networks you have.