General

How much of my donation will go to breast cancer research?

100% of donations made to ABCR go to breast cancer research. This is possible as the collaborating partner, The Hospital Research Foundation, covers administration costs through commercial activities (such as property development and proceeds from major and minor lotteries). 100% of your donation goes to breast cancer projects that are world-class and peer reviewed.

Australian Breast Cancer Research (ABCR) is a disease specific affiliate of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), what does this mean?

The Hospital Research Foundation (a not-for-profit which supports health and medical research in South Australia, nationally and globally), fundraises for a variety of different research areas, including breast cancer. ABCR was developed by THRF to enable those individuals passionate about the area of breast cancer research to support this area specifically. Because ABCR is a disease specific affiliate of THRF, 100% of donations made to ABCR can be allocated to breast cancer research, as administration costs are covered by THRF.

When did Australian Breast Cancer Research begin?

Australian Breast Cancer Research was established in 2009.

How are the funds raised by Australian Breast Cancer Research allocated?

Funds made available to medical research are allocated to programs or projects after advice and review from an independent Research Advisory Committee, whose membership includes some of the most esteemed Scientists and Medical Specialists in Australia. Income derived via donations or business activities are either allocated to medical research in that year or alternatively are reserved for pre-committed funding for medical research in the following years.

 

Fundraising

How do I register to fundraise for Australian Breast Cancer Research?

Registering to fundraise for ABCR is easy, just send an email to events@abcr.com.au and let us know your idea and we’ll get you started!

What can I do to fundraise?

Your fundraising event or activity is only limited by your imagination! It can be as simple as holding a casual day at work, or as elaborate as a black tie dinner! Once we receive your Application Form we’ll endorse your event/activity (as long as it fits with our philosophy and policies) and provide you with an Authority to Fundraise so we meet legal requirements. Then you are set to go!

Can I use the ABCR Logo when publicising my event?

You certainly can! We do ask to see any material on which our logo is used to ensure it doesn’t conflict with our style guide requirements. Please contact our events team for a copy of our logo; we can provide different formats if necessary: events@abcr.com.au or (08) 8445 2453.

Do you have speakers available that I can book for my event?

Yes, we do. We will make every attempt to secure a speaker for your event, depending on availability of speakers and event location.

Please contact our events team to discuss booking a speaker events@abcr.com.au or (08) 8445 2453.

What kind of support does ABCR offer to organise my event/activity?

We are happy to assist where we can to help you plan your fundraising event/activity. We have an experienced team who can provide ideas and suggestions if you need them. We can also help you get the word out about your event by placing information on our website and via our social media channels.

Does ABCR provide public liability insurance?

ABCR is unable to provide public liability insurance cover to community fundraising events and/or coordinators. It is the responsibility of the event coordinator to arrange this in conjunction with the venue.

How do I transfer the funds I raise to Australian Breast Cancer Research?

There are a few ways you can transfer the funds you have raised.

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT:

Bank SA

Australian Breast Cancer Research

BSB: 105-099

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 045696440

 

CHEQUE:

All cheques should be made payable to: Australian Breast Cancer Research

Please mail to:

South Australia
Australian Breast Cancer Research
Locked Bag 1,
Regency Park SA 5010

CASH:

These donations must be hand delivered to our Head Office in South Australia. Please do not send cash in the mail. If you are located interstate, please transfer your funds via Direct Deposit (details above).

Street Address;

South Australia
Australian Breast Cancer Research
Head Office: 60 Woodville Rd
Woodville SA 5011

 

To enable us to comply with the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939, it is important you complete a record of income and expenditure for your event and return it when you present your donation to Australian Breast Cancer Research. This is included in your Authority to Fundraise.

Can people who donate get a tax deductible receipt?

ABCR can only provide a tax deductible receipt to someone who makes a donation of $2 or over. You can receive this receipt by making a donation online at www.abcr.com.au and your receipt will be emailed to you. Otherwise you can post a cheque (see ‘transferring funds’ question above for details) or you can come into Head Office if you have a cash donation. After your donation is processed your receipt will be posted to you.

You cannot provide a tax deductible receipt for donations made to a raffle, auction or to someone who provides goods, a service or general cash for sponsorship.

Any donations made online via our website will be automatically receipted to the email address provided when the donation is made.

Can I fundraise for ABCR via a third party donation platform?

Absolutely! Australian Breast Cancer Research uses the below platforms to make fundraising through an event even easier for you. Click on the provided link which will take you to ABCR’s profile page to get you started:

  • Everyday Hero

o   http://www.everydayhero.com.au/charity/view?charity=2168

  • Just Giving

o   https://www.justgiving.com/abcr/

  • Donate Planet

o   https://donateplanet.com/charities/read/australian-breast-cancer-research/

Do I need an authority to fundraise from ABCR if I am using a third party donation platform?

No you do not as this is covered under your terms and conditions with the third party platform.

 

Workplace Giving

How can I find out if my employer offers workplace giving?

Contact your HR department or payroll administrator and ask them if your company already gives to a charity and if not suggest that they start. They can contact us on 08 8445 2453 and we can take it from there.

How much should I give?

This is totally up to you!

Do I have to commit for a long time?

You can commit for as long as you want with no strings attached. If you change your mind just let your payroll know and they can cease payments.

Will you keep me up to date with your research?

We will contact you to send our newsletter so you’re informed about where your money is going.

How do I start?

Simply contact our office at contactus@abcr.com.au or (08) 8445 2453 and she’ll help get you started.