Entering a team in the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a great way to have fun exercising with friends, family or co-workers to combine creative ideas and work together to reach your fundraising goal!
When you form a team you have access to your very own team page to make it easier to organise and manage your team and fundraise together.
Teams are usually up to 15 people. If you would like more people in your team check with the MS Events Team to make sure it is possible for your event. If you have more than the maximum number of team members you're still welcome to join in for fun, but you won't be able to win the competition.
There is no cost to enter a team - each member simply pays their own entry fee.
Don't stress - we're here to help! Contact the MS Events Team and we'll answer all your questions about managing a team and send you some more info. We can even put you in touch with one of our many past and present Team Captains who are more than happy to give advice.
Steps to organising a team:
Congratulations on being a team captain. So what next? To help get the team organised we’ve created a number resources. These will make coordinating with your team members much easier.
When you set up a team online, your very own team web page will be created. Use your team page to keep track of team members and their fundraising and to thank all those that have sponsored the team.
Your team web page will show:
As team captain, when you login you will be able to:
The online system makes it easy for you to manage and organise your team and for others to support your team.
Organising a corporate team is a great way to get to know your colleagues and to build unity within the workplace. It is often possible to get your organisation to support your team's entry in the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim. As your team is representing your workplace, why not ask for their help?
Your HR Manager, social club, or your manager should be able to tell you who to ask for formal support. Arrange an appointment with them to present the opportunity for your organisation to support the company team and the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim.
The success of a MS 24 Hour Mega Swim derives from the ongoing involvement, support and fundraising efforts of the teams who participate. The Lend Lease Legends team are avid supporters of the Fitzroy MS 24 Hour Mega Swim and are consistently the top fundraisers at the event, which recently celebrated its tenth year.
Kind words from Lend Lease about MS 24 Hour Mega Swim:
"A strong commitment to social sustainability is an integral part of the Lend Lease culture. Since our foundation in 1958 we have actively sought to make a positive contribution to the community in which we all live and work. One of many areas of community engagement has been our support in the funding of scholarships presented by MS Australia to applicants seeking to achieve their dreams and improve their quality of life."
Lend Lease has been an active supporter of the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim initiative for the past eight years. Our employees and their families and friends have raised more than $180,000 over this period. In addition, through Lend Lease Foundation, we have been able to offer additional grants to the value of $10,000. Our involvement and participation provides Lend Lease with benefits at many levels.
In addition to the benefits that training for the swim contributes towards the health and wellbeing of our employees, it also provides a valuable networking opportunity by bringing employees from many different parts of the organisation and their families together, all in the name of such a worthy cause.
Looking for an individual or team participating in an event?
MS Events, Private Bag 900, Blackburn, VIC 3130
1300 733 690 firstname.lastname@example.org