Cash & Cheque Donations

If you plan to collect cash and cheque donations in person, we can issue you with a fundraising receipt book and an MS fundraiser ID card. Each book contains 20 tax deductible receipts and a receipt can be issued to each sponsor donating $2.00 or more.

To order receipt books either request books during the online registration process or contact us.

How to Bank Donations

The last page of the sponsorship book is a deposit slip. Use the slip to bank all your donated money at any Westpac Bank branch and then send the rest of the book(s) back to us. As it is a legal document issued by the ATO and we require the book on completion of your fundraising (used or unused) for auditing and taxation purposes.

Keep a Record

When someone makes a cash or cheque donation, write their details on the first available page in your fundraising book and issue the donor with a receipt. Tax deductible receipts may only be issued if the donor is receiving nothing in return for their donation. For example, payments for products and services, such as a hotdog at a sausage sizzle or a ticket to a fundraising dinner, are not considered to be donations under Australian tax law.

Update Your Fundraising Page

Ensure your online fundraising tally is accurate by adding the amount of cash or cheque donations you receive to your online fundraising page as an offline donation.

Bank the Money

When you have finished fundraising, add up your donations and fill in the deposit slip at the back of your fundraising book. Take the book and the money you have collected to your nearest Westpac branch. The teller will stamp your deposit receipt and the money will be deposited into MS's account.

Return Your Book

To meet Australian Tax Office regulations, all fundraising books must be returned to MS by Friday 16th December 2016, whether you have used them or not. Please post your fundraising book to:

MS Events
PO Box 210
Lidcombe, 1825

Do You Need a Fundraising Authority?

MS Sydney to the Gong Bike Ride fundraising books are designed to help you collect donations from people you know. If you want to collect cash or cheque donations from the general public, you may need a fundraising authority. This is a document which verifies that you are collecting on behalf of a genuine charity. If you think you may need a fundraising authority, please contact us for further information.

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