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Soup for the Soul: FAQ

How do I sign up for Soup for the Soul?

Sign up here. All hosts will receive a Soup for the Soul event kit once you have registered.

Do I have to setup an Event Fundraising page?

No. While we encourage event hosts to setup a fundraising page as an easy way to share your event online and track donations you are welcome to host an event without one.

How much does it cost to sign up?

It's FREE to sign up!

When is Soup for the Soul?

The official dates for Soup for the Soul are 20 - 27 July 2020 to coincide with World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27 July. But don’t worry if those dates don’t work for you, you can pick any date in July to hold your soup event.

Does my event have to include soup?

While we encourage sharing a bowl of soup in July, you are welcome to hold any event you would like to support Beyond Five throughout the year. From golf days, to gala dinners or even a local bake sale – let your imagination take over!

How do I fundraise?

Remember, there is no right or wrong way to go about fundraising. Here are some tips you may like to consider:

  • Instead of asking for a gold coin donation have a fixed event fee e.g. $10.
  • Ask your favourite local cafe to donate a percentage of all soups sold during July 2020.
  • If you are hosting at work, why not ask your employer if they will match what you raise.
Why should I make a donation to myself?

Research shows that a one-off donation on your fundraising page encourages other people to donate more to you. Making a donation to yourself is a great way to kick-off your tally and inspire others to sponsor you.

How long will my fundraising page remain open for?

You can start fundraising as soon as you sign up, and fundraising pages will remain open until Friday 30 August 2020.

Can I fundraise outside the month of July?

Although the Soup for the Soul campaign runs alongside World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27 July 2020, you can fundraise for Beyond Five at any time during the year.

How do I deposit funds raised?

Funds can be deposited by:

Credit card

Please encourage your supporters to donate online so they’ll automatically receive a tax receipt via email.

Bank deposit or transfer

Deposits can be made directly into Beyond Five's bank account, please include your Surname or Event name as a reference.

Name: Beyond Five Limited Community Fee Saver
BSB: 082 401
Account Number: 76 144 2452


Please make cheques payable to Beyond Five Limited, and include a note with your name, contact details and what event it was that you held.

Send this to:

Beyond Five Limited
Suite 1A, Level 2
802 Pacific Highway
Gordon NSW 2072

How do I process cash donations and organise receipts?

People are entitled to a tax deductible receipt if their donation is over $2 and they haven’t received anything in return (e.g. a raffle ticket). 

There are two options for processing cash donations:

Option 1: Add individual donation to your event fundraising page (preferred)

  • Collect the cash donation, deposit into your bank account.
  • Use your credit card to add the donation to your S4TS event page.
  • Enter each donation separately including the donor’s name and address so their name shows up on your page.
  • Once the amount is processed, each donor will receive a receipt for their donation.

Option 2: Complete a Soup for the Soul Donation Form

  • Collect the cash donation, deposit into your bank account
  • Fill out the Beyond Five Donation Form which includes a record of the donor’s full name, address details and donation amount.
  • Return the Donation Form to Beyond Five after your event and a tax deductible receipt for the donation will be sent to the donor.

Is there any Soup for the Soul merchandise?

Included in your Soup for the Soul Host Kit is one maroon head and neck cancer awareness ribbon. If you would like to order more for $3 each, please visit our online store. At this stage there is no other S4TS merchandise available.

Why should I support Beyond Five?

Beyond Five is Australia’s only not-for-profit organisation supporting patients with head and neck cancer, caregivers, family and health professionals.

Beyond Five currently receives no government funding and relies on public donations and corporate support to fund our activities.

Why host a Soup for the Soul event?

There are more than 17,000 people living in Australia with head and neck cancer and nearly 5,000 people are newly diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year. Head and neck cancer affects a person’s identity unlike any other cancer. While many people survive the disease, the cancer can strip away a person’s voice, distort the face and rob the basic abilities to eat, drink and swallow.

By hosting Soup for the Soul event, not only are you raising funds to support Beyond Five provide education and support to people affected by head and neck cancer but you are also raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease.