Colour your club from head to toe!

On the weekend of 27 - 29 July, NSW Rugby Union players, officials and fans will go bonkers with bouffants and silly with socks to raise awareness and funds for children’s cancer research.

Register now by completing the form or read our FAQs below to find out more.
 


Crazy Hair & Sock Day Registration


Look good. Feel good.
Buy your crazy socks from madmia.com and $5 from each pair priced at $12 or more will be donated to The Kids’ Cancer Project. Simply use the code CRAZYSOCKS at checkout. Browse the collection now!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Crazy Hair & Socks?
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The dress up idea was originally introduced by Netball NSW in 2011 as a fun and easy way for players, umpires, officials and spectators to dress up and fundraise for The Kids’ Cancer Project without impacting playing uniforms or disrupting play.
 
In 2018, NSW Rugby Union accepted the challenge to get their clubs involved with their own Crazy Hair & Sock Day to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research with all proceeds going to The Kids' Cancer Project. 

The Kids' Cancer Project has a special association with NSW Rugby Union. Owen Finegan, CEO of the charity is a retired Australian International Rugby Union player. He was a key performer for the ACT Brumbies from their inception in 1996, joining from Randwick Rugby Club. Finegan played in 90 Super 12 matches for the Brumbies and was one of three remaining foundation players in the 2005 squad. He helped them to two titles, including captaining them to their 2004 triumph, and scoring a Super 12 record - 31 tries for a forward.

He made his international debut against Wales in 1996 and went on to win 56 caps despite having ankle and knee reconstructions, plus operations on both shoulders. He was an integral part of the Wallabies’ success over following decade and was named in the Wallaby team of the first professional decade in 2005.

The undoubted highlight of Finegan's career came in 1999 when he scored an injury time try as Australia won the Rugby World Cup. 
When can we host a Crazy Hair & Sock Day?
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Officially, Crazy Hair & Sock Days will be taking place on rugby fields all over NSW on the weekend of 27 - 29 July. However, a Crazy Hair & Sock Day can be organised on any day of the year by any type of organisation including schools, clubs, businesses or associations. Put on a Crazy Hair & Sock Day and raise money with The Kids’ Cancer Project for children’s cancer research. All you need to do is confirm your date and register your intent to fundraise with The Kids’ Cancer Project today.
Do we have to register our day?
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Yes. Under the 1991 Charitable Fundraising Acts, any individual or groups wishing to fundraise for The Kids’ Cancer Project must register, including date, venue(s), and type of fundraiser.
 
Can we get some help with ideas for fundraising?
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Yes. Once you have registered, The Kids’ Cancer Project will send you a host pack complete with fundraising tips, posters, balloons and other support material to help make your Crazy Hair & Sock Day a great success.
How much do we have to raise?
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There is no minimum fundraising commitment to host a Crazy Hair & Sock Day. Every dollar raised is gratefully received and makes a huge difference in finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for children's cancer.
 
We encourage you to set a fundraising goal based on the size of your school, club, business or association.
Can a representative from The Kids’ Cancer Project attend our day?
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Based on availability, absolutely! Once you have registered, please contact us on 1800 651 158 or email fundraising@tkcp.org.au to discuss.
Who do I contact for more information?
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Please contact Maaike on 1800 651 158 or email fundraising@tkcp.org.au.
How much money was raised last year?
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In 2017, NSW netballers, their friends, family and supporters raised over $53,000 for childhood cancer research.
Where does the money go?
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Funds raised by Crazy Hair & Sock Day go toward childhood cancer research to improve treatments and find a cure for the disease that kills more Australian children than any other. Learn about the research projects here.
Be a hero and make a difference for kids with cancer today!