News From The Treasurer – Donation Acknowledgements

Posted on Sunday, 26 May 2019

The MGAQ is very fortunate in that we receive many donations, large and small. These donations, in addition to the generous baseline support of the Queensland Health Department, enable us to continue our wide-ranging work for the Myasthenia community.

The support of our Corporate Sponsor, Ausenco, and an anonymous private sponsor who both very generously make major contributions each and every year is very gratefully received. This solid support gives us confidence in tackling new initiatives.

You, our members, are also very generous. Donations are often included with membership renewals. Whilst never expected, as membership payment in itself is very much appreciated, all contributions are truly a bonus. The funds are empowering. The emails and notes of gratitude that we receive are equally embraced and are truly heart-warming. Thank you.

An example of how Community support comes in surprising packages can be highlighted by sharing a story about a wonderful donation from Reuben Packer-Hill. Reuben, a Brisbane Real Estate Agent, donates part of his fees from selling a property to the clients nominated charity. Harry and Veeta recently sold a property through Reuben and graciously nominated the MGAQ. Thank you to this family.

Another large surprise donation recently came via the Paypal Giving Fund Australia Company Ltd. The Association was not aware that fundraising activities can be conducted through a PayPal account. ‘Wendy' had a birthday function with donations to MGAQ in lieu of gifts. PayPal take no fees under this arrangement. Thank you to this unknown group of friends and to PayPal for providing the facility.

Whether it’s a $5 donation or $500, everything that we are gifted is very welcome and helps to keep the Association operating for it’s members.

As we are a registered charity, all donations are tax deductable.