April 2020 – Great Virtual Coffee Challenge
Doing it for DAA!
The Great Virtual Coffee Challenge
We are sending this email to ask for your help! First, though we are thinking of you and the many changes that have happened in your life and your fellow paddlers. Not only can’t you paddle right now but there are so many other activities that have stopped like a coffee (or other beverage depending on the time of day) after paddling. We hope you have found other ways to communicate using social media or even just a telephone call. Exercise is also important during this time and no doubt you have figured that one out too!!
Why do we need your help? As you can imagine all charities are ‘doing it tough’ right now. Not only are we dealing with a health crisis we have all experienced the effects of the recent fires. Dragons Abreast Australia is suffering too and donations will not reach an amount to sustain us. We would expect your groups are also wondering how you will fundraise when paddling resumes.
Last August we introduced ‘Doing it for DAA’ when we asked groups to raise donations to support the work of the National Office. It was a success and we so appreciated all the contributions. However, it is unlikely this can happen in August 2020.
So to keep ‘Doing it for DAA’ we have come up with an easy fun way to help. And the best part – 10% of donations will be donated back to your group. We will be sending more details next week to all members. We hope that as Coordinator you will encourage your group to drink many virtual coffees during the coming weeks. Your support would mean so much.
Mabel Sansom, Chair
On behalf of the Board of DAA