R U OK? 2021 Fundraiser
R U OK? Day is a cause very close to my heart.
On May 11th 2020, the day after Mothers' Day, my eldest son Logan took his life at just 14 years old. It’s been a life altering loss and not something I want any other parent to experience.
Last year, the loss was still very raw however I decided on a whim to do something to honour Logan and raise awareness for suicide prevention.
This whim saw us collectively raise a little over $2,285 for R U OK?
In 2021, I’m a bit better organised and I’ve got a goal of $3,000. We can do it!
Orders are officially open for collections from August 2nd through to the 30th September.
- ‘MILO FOR LOHLOW’ Macarons: $30 per pack of 10.
$5 from each pack will be donated to R U OK? Day.
- R U OK? Cookies: $3 per sugar cookie, topped with orange fondant (Logan’s favourite colour) with R U OK? embossed branding. Individually wrapped.
$0.50c from each cookie will be donated to R U OK? Day.
HOW TO ORDER: If you want to order for an event or have a date that your order is required, please advise me at the time of ordering so I can plan this in advance. I will need to know what you want and when, and full payment is required upfront to guarantee availability.
Otherwise you are added onto the list and when payment is made, you are given a date of the next availability for collection.
I’ve also created a Fundraising Page on the R U OK? website. I found last year that many businesses and even awesome people had additional donations, and rather than send them to me, this page has been set up so the funds can be sent directly to R U OK? and still contribute to the final fundraising total. All funds raised from the sale of the Macarons and Cookies will be added at the end
Orders can be placed by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Contact Us page.
Feel free to share this around, spread the word and I sincerely hope by filling people’s bellies, we are enabling and opening up the opportunity for a life changing conversation.