When coronavirus shutdown our great game of Rugby League earlier this year, Clubs were put into an immediate spin and the subsequent implications were at the time very uncertain and still remain uncertain today.
The Raiders Coronavirus Recovery Fund was established through the Raiders Foundation in June 2020 and it was an opportunity for our Members and supporters to contribute to the sustainability and security of the Canberra Raiders for years to come and as the name suggests, assist the Club in recovering from the effects of the pandemic to be able to continue their work in the community.
With the Raiders Foundation themed round upon us this weekend, it is timely to once again recognise the remarkable contribution of members who donated their 2020 membership balance to the Raiders Foundation.
Through 701 ticketed membership account holders, just over $100,000 has been donated back to the Raiders Foundation, which goes to show that the Raiders really do have the best members in the game.
Raiders Foundation Manager, Paul Walshe was taken aback with the amount donated “A heartfelt thank you to these members, who elected to donate their 2020 membership balance. Your unwavering support of the Club is valued, and these funds will be used to build on community programs and initiatives around the new facility in the near future. We look forward to sharing these stories to illustrate the incredible support we have received.”
The Raiders Foundation would also like to acknowledge those one-off and monthly donors who have contributed through other projects created, known as “Become a piece of Raiders history”, “Green Forever” and “United to Inspire”.