Unique Fundraising Approach for Trail


The traditional approach to fundraising has been turned it on its head with an enterprising venture to be launched tonight in Wagga to raise $40,000 in just three weeks.

This fundraising with a twist has seen the Wagga Rail Trail Committee prepare to launch an ambitious crowd funding campaign, which tonight will be pitched to large crowd of local people.

Chair of the community project, Lisa Glastonbury, believes the ‘Make the Wagga Rail Trail Pozible’ crowd funding campaign will tap into the collective interest and support of the community.

“We have created a single platform to share our project vision and will pitch it to thousands of potential investors via the Internet,” Ms Glastonbury said.

Funds raised from the crowd funding campaign will be used to commission a comprehensive design plan for the trail, which Ms Glastonbury said, is the next step in bringing the trail to life.

The plan will create a comprehensive trail design and determine costs to build and maintain. It will also include a detailed analysis of users and benefits to the community; all of which will be needed to gain the necessary development approvals and attract the investment needed to build it.

“Our Committee is confident of reaching the $40,000 target before the campaign deadline of 20 December and we are calling on the community to rally behind the cause,” Ms Glastonbury said.

“This is an opportunity to stand up and be counted for what we all want, and that’s a positive future for our city.”

To show your support for the ‘Make the Wagga Rail Trail Pozible’ campaign, go to www.waggarailtrail.com.au/crowdfunding before the December 20 deadline.

Any donation, large or small will contribute to creating the Wagga Rail Trail, so give whatever you can.


Belinda King