For the last two years Murray has raised sponsorship monies for the Australian Leaukaemia Foundation in their ?Shave For A Cure? campaigns in 2006 and again in 2007, having had his head shaved by Central Coast Mariners Coach, Lawrie McKinna in 2006 at Pluim Park Lisarow.
Also in 2007, Murray raised funds and awareness for men?s Health by participating in ?Movember?
Murray?s efforts so far have raised over $10,000 to valuable causes, and along with being a long term Australian Red Cross Blood and Plasma Donor, this year Murray?s cause will be different to previous efforts.
In 2008, a new challenge for Rotary Club Australia, ?The Postie Bike Challenge?, a 3000 kilometre rally (not a race!) 10 day event from Brisbane to Cairns, via Rollston, Emerald, Longreach, Winton, Carpentaria, Cooktown, Cape Tribulation and many towns in between and ending in Cairns on September 17, 2008.
The majority of the rally will be covered in outback Queensland on dirt and off road tracks.
At the conclusion of the rally, Murray will be donating the motorbike (a Honda CT 110 Postie Bike) to Rotary Australia for their work in community projects in Australia and overseas.
Sponsorship of the rider and the bike is allowed, please note that this is NOT A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION, but purely sponsorship.
Murray will be seeking your support for this event by offering sponsorship opportunities on the riding jacket he will wear throughout the rally.
The ?Postie Bike Challenge?is covered by media throughout Queensland, a television program is planned, along with DVD release, as well as magazine, newspaper and TV coverage throughout the event.
Sponsorship of the riding jacket starts from $75 (other packages are also available). Please refer to the attached sponsorship application form for all details of available packages.
?The Postie Bike Challenge? is from September 6-17, 2008 and any sponsorship will be greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in sponsoring Murray for this event, please complete and return the ?Sponsorship Application Form? via email to Murray.Nettheim@bigpond.com or via mail to 6 Colleena Close Kincumber NSW 2251 by Friday August 22 2008. Please note that until payment is received NO sponsorship will be applied to the riding jacket.
In addition to the jacket sponsorship, any sponsors stickers/decals, will be affixed to the postie bike at no additional charge (size restrictions apply).
Should you require further information on the ?2008 Postie Bike Challenge?, please go to www.postiebikechallenge.org or contact me on my email address (previously listed).
As part of the sponsorship package, Murray will make himself available for any media or news event (upon prior arrangement and confirmation).
If you are interested in other forms of sponsorship or exclusivity sponsorship (ie total jacket front, rear or sleeves coverage) please contact Murray for discussion on this topic.
Murray hopes that this venture is of interest to your organization and looks forward to hearing from you shortly.