“Play for a Cure Ltd” was founded by Leigh Martyn in December 2010, after the loss of several friends to cancer in 2009, after already having lost her father, step-father and best friend to the same disease.
Play for a Cure Foundation and Play for a Cure Personal Foundation are both registered deductible gift recipient (DGR) charities with the Australian Taxation office. We are run by volunteers so we think it is important for you, our supporters, to know that all profits raised by the charity are passed on to the cancer researchers. Nobody on our board, nor our Ambassadors are paid, or rewarded, for the work that our charity does.
Our mission statements are:
Play for a Cure Foundation — we raise funds for cancer research.
Play for a Cure Personal Foundation — we will assist cancer patients and their families in their time of need.
Initially our foundation was conducted under Play for a Cure which was founded in March 2010 by Leigh. The purpose was to raise money for Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ), and by the time the 2 charities were recognised by the ATO, Leigh had raised and handed over nearly $8000 to CCQ. Leigh won an award from CCQ as Fundraising newcomer of the year in 2010.
After a number of months, Leigh explored ways to be able to raise funds for cancer research through her own charity. Leigh contacted the office of Norton Rose Fulbright and they were only to happy to work pro-bono and set about preparing the necessary paperwork (applications, trusts, constitutions) to stand up the charities. We are forever grateful to NRF.
We were accepted as a DGR charity on the 3rd December 2010, the day before our first ever big fundraiser against the mighty Brisbane Broncos, an event run by our inaugural board member Graham McColm and unbeknownst to us at the time, this event would go on to become an annual fundraiser and one of our most successful.
Much needed support can be given by: