Hi, I’m Ramas McRae.
I decided to set up a GoFundMe page as I will be joining in a marathon and I’ve been asked if I will be raising money to do it, I thought no, I can do it by myself without fundraising, as long as I get from a-b in whatever the timing, that’s my goal. Now, of course, we are in the time of a pandemic, there’s been movements happening in society, such as the Black Lives Matter movements, this has led me to think, maybe I should be raising money in a time like now.
I decided that those people were right, I should be raising money and that any money I do raise will go towards the deaf aboriginal community. It is important for the youth in that community to have leaders for their future, in their own community that they can look up to. Any money I raise will be of zero benefits to me, I will be donating 100 per cent to Deaf Aboriginal Services. That money could then be spent on camps or implementing youth programs, however that money is deemed fit.
Therefore, of course, I’m excited that I’m now not only running a marathon, but I will also be doing it for a good cause, I now have the motivation of not only finishing the race for myself but for others as well. It doesn’t matter how much you donate, it could be big or small, any amount is warmly appreciated so thank you in advance! Of course, not only a thank you from me, but a thank you on behalf of Deaf Aboriginal Services who will be receiving this. I have been in communication with services in this field as well as deaf aboriginals and advised of my plans and goals, this has been received greatly by all and Deaf Aboriginal Services have approved of my plans.
Again, all proceeds will be going entirely to these services and will be in no way a profit to me, the money that you raise could provide support for the BLM movement and the community who are involved in that. You may be thinking due to coronavirus when is this going to happen? I had registered for a marathon in Melbourne a while ago but coming up to it, it looked like it was going to be postponed or cancelled until next year. Whilst looking around I found a marathon being held by clothes retailer The Clothing Gap but virtually, I’ll be running and walking – and running, by myself and then providing that evidence which in turn I will then receive my finishing medal.
I have already registered for the Connect to Country virtual race (www.clothingthegap.com.au/pages/event-faqs) and will be connecting in on the weekend of November 20th to 22nd, Friday to Sunday. This will be the perfect opportunity to raise money for and take part in a marathon that is all directly linked to the country and can, in turn, go back to the deaf aboriginal community.
If the marathon in Melbourne cancels or is back on now, I’m not bothered, I’m focused on raising money for my marathon. I have almost two and a half months now until starting so any small or big amounts of money that can be donated will be passed on in our pool for Deaf Aboriginal Services. Thank you!
Here is an example of the Deaf Young Aboriginal:
- Anthony Young
- Thomas Doe
- Alara Hood
- Liz Janissen
Organizer and beneficiary