Are you looking for some fundraising inspiration? Then look no further!
Meet Iain Howick
Iain is an inspirational person, legendary MS Gong rider, and superstar fundraiser.
Last year, Iain was awarded the Spirit of the Gong , which recognises a person that demonstrates exceptional commitment to the event, either a rider or volunteer. Iain consistently goes above or beyond, year on year, and demonstrates the MS Community spirit.
Iain has raised an incredible $12,000 over the last three years for the MS Gong Ride! His secret? Iain makes sure his fundraising stands out from the crowd! He livestreams shaving his legs, rides in pink hair, places MS tins at local cafes, and gets creative with jersey sponsorship (keep reading).
He's an all-round legend.
Iain says, "I completed my first MS Gong Ride back in 2017 to support a friend of mine, Matt, who had been recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was having a rough time."
"Matt had a young family and spent about two months between hospital and rehab that year. I had a Jersey made to encourage sponsorship and wanted to give the Jersey to Matt as a show of support."
"Since that first year, I've continued participating in the MS Gong Ride to keep supporting Matt, but also to support others that are battling with MS that I've been fortunate enough to meet through my involvement in the ride. This year, I'm hoping to raise over $5000 for MS! And yes, I'm making another jersey!"