What is Trail?
Trail was founded by colleagues and friends Nathan Sivagananthan and Sarinda Unamboowe. It is a charity walk that carries a message of unity and understanding along the length of Sri Lanka while raising funds in aid of cancer treatment.
Trail 2011 was a 27 day walk covering 670 km of the island. USD 2.6 million was raised and used to build and facilitate the Tellippalai Trail Cancer Hospital in Northern Jaffna. Opened in January 2014, it is the first dedicated cancer hospital in the area.
Trail 2016 aims to raise USD 5 million to build a new cancer treatment facility at the highly respected Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in the Southern town of Galle.
How does Trail ensure that 100% of my donation goes to the building of the hospital?
Trail is extremely proud to share that 100% of your donation goes completely to our latest hospital project. We are able to do this due to the generous support of the Colours of Courage Trust and our corporate partners who help us meet the costs and needs of conducting the walk and other related events.
All successful online giving via the website is immediately updated on our homepage fundraising counter. Other giving is similarly updated on the site so that our accounts remain transparent to all our supporters.
Trail also subjects itself to a rigorous external audit. If you would like to know more about what we do to secure your giving, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you Donate to Trail?
There are several ways you can donate to Trail:
Please note: If giving online via Visa or Mastercard, we strongly encourage you to notify your bank in advance of your donation, particularly if you are based overseas.
Direct donation to our bank account:
Colours of Courage Trust (Guarantee) Limited
Account No: 003010491671
Bank : Hatton National Bank
Branch: Head office branch, TB Jaya Mawatha, Colombo 10
Swift Code : HBLILKLX
Via Cheque/Bank Draft:
All cheques/bank drafts should be written in favour of “ Colours of Courage Trust (Guarantee ) Limited and sent via registered post to:
Rasika Srilal/Shimmy Hassim,
MAS Innovation (Pvt) Limited,
No 50, Foster Lane,
Become a Sponsor
Corporates interested in becoming a sponsor should contact our team directly at email@example.com. Information on Sponsor Packages and benefits can be downloaded here:
Trail Sponsor Packages & Benefits 2016
If you are a Dialog customer, you can make a donation using any of the methods below:
SMS: Type Trail<space><donation amount> and send to 77100
eZ cash: Dial #111#, Select Institute Payments, Enter your eZ Cash PIN, Enter COCT, Enter reference number 1234, Enter amount, Confirm.
Star Points: Dial #145*5# and select “Trail” and donate points
Trail has placed tills at select offices and retail outlets which you can use to make your donation.
How can you Fundraise for Trail?
There are several ways you can raise funds for Trail:
Register to become a walker by clicking here. Walkers are primarly people who sign up to walk a distance of Trail or support our cause as a Virutal Walker. All walkers commit to raising a minimum amount of funds according to the walker category they choose. However, we encourage you to set your own fundraising target by setting a Personal Fundraising Goal. Setting your own stretch goal is a great way to inspire yourself and your donors to make as big of an impact on cancer treatment as possible. Setting a stretch goal will not change your fundraising commitment so there’s no downside to being courageous. You will never be charged for any amount you try to raise in excess of the required fundraising commitment you accept.
If you would like to host an an event and raise funds on behalf of Trail, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use “Host an Event” in the subject line.