Online Fundraising

FAQ

The event

What is the Firies Climb for MND?

The Firies Climb for MND is an annual event where firefighters climb Sydney Tower Eye to raise money and awareness for motor neurone disease (MND) research at Macquarie University. This year, the event will be a virtual event - #1504forMND - that anyone can take part in.

When is the next climb?

The health and safety of everyone involved in the Climb is our priority. So, until we can host an event where we can manage and mitigate as many risks as possible, it’s on hold. For now.

#1504forMND

When do registrations open?

Registrations for #1504forMND open 26 October 2020

How much does it cost to join #1504forMND?

Registration is $5

What does the registration cost cover?

Registration covers the cost of running the event. And, for the first 400 people to register* they’ll receive a free t-shirt.
*Must be located in Australia to be eligible.

I’m not a firefighter, can I participate in #1504forMND?

You sure can! While normally the Climb is restricted to firies only, the virtual event is open to anyone and everyone. You can register for #1504forMND here.

Where does all the money raised go?

All funds raised go towards research and clinical trials at Macquarie University’s Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research. Find out more here.

Can I register from overseas?

#1504forMND is a global event and we encourage everyone to get involved. Keep in mind, any donations made to our Australian event by people outside Australia will be made in Australian dollars, and will not be tax deductible.

Can I participate as a team?

You can only register as an individual, but you can complete the physical challenge as a team - just be sure to comply with local COVID-19 restrictions when you’re undertaking the challenge.

How do I show I’ve completed my #1504forMND?

If it’s not on your socials, did it even happen? Our main aim for the physical challenge is to raise awareness and money for MND. And, as a virtual event, posting about it online can really help get the word out.

Can I add my results to my participant page?

If you use a Fitbit or Strava you can add it to your page. Click here to learn how to connect your device with your page. If you don’t use a device that records your activity, we follow the honour system - we trust you!

Donations

How do I make a donation?

Click on ‘Donate’ at the top right-hand corner of our website or an individual’s #1504forMND participant page. Donations made on an individual’s page will appear on their individual page as well as the donor roll on our homepage.

How do I share my participant page on my social channels?

You can share your participant page by clicking the “share” button. Select which platform you’d like to post on and you’re good to go!

What is a tax deductible donation?

A tax-deductible donation is any donation over $2 that was not given in exchange for goods or services. Examples of payments that are not tax-deductible include:

  • Registration fees
  • Purchases of items (e.g. raffle tickets, a Bunnings snag etc.)
  • The cost of attending fundraising dinners (even if the cost exceeds the value of the dinner)
  • Any funds donated from outside of Australia
Do I have to wait till #1504forMND officially starts to start telling my mates about it?

No. You’re welcome to start spreading the word about the virtual event as soon as you register.