Colour the court from your head to your toes by holding at Crazy Hair & Sock Day at your netball association in season 2017!
Simply encourage players, umpires, coaches and supporters to dress up for a day with crazy hairstyles and colourful socks and make a gold coin donation to The Kids Cancer Project.

The official Crazy Hair & Sock Day date for 2017 is Saturday 20 May, but you choose any Saturday during the season that works best for your association or club.

As a Crazy Hair & Sock Day Host – your association or club will receive a fundraising pack complete with Posters, Balloons, collection tins and fundraising ideas to help make your Crazy Hair & Sock Day a great success.

The Kids Cancer Project is proud of its long-standing relationship with netballers across NSW, and its continuing relationship with Netball NSW / NSW Swifts as Official Charity Partner.
 
In 2016, over 60 associations across NSW got involved, and helped raise an incredible $53,565.40 for childhood cancer research! Join in on some colourful fun and register your association or club today!
 
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"Fun for everyone, provided good community spirit. Glad to be involved!"
 
Netball association president in 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Crazy Hair & Socks?
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The dress up idea was originally introduced by Netball NSW in 2013 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.
 
Crazy Hair & Sock Day quickly became a signature fundraising event on the netball calendar and an important way for The Kids’ Cancer Project to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Every year, over $50,000 is raised. 
When can we host a Crazy Hair & Sock Day?
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The official day for Netball NSW is Saturday, 20 May 2017. 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 can put on a Crazy Hair & Sock Day and raise money with The Kids’ Cancer Project for children’s cancer research. Your date simply needs to be confirmed to The Kids’ Cancer Project during registration.
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 to we have to raise?
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There is no minimum fundraising commitment for hosting 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, yes. 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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Pease contact Maaike on 1800 651 158 or email fundraising@tkcp.org.au
How much money was raised last year?
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In 2016, NSW netballers, their friends, family and supporters raised a staggering $53,000 for children’s 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. Learn about the research projects here.
 
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death of children by disease. Many people don’t realise that childhood cancer is different from adult cancer. Every year, 950 children are diagnosed with cancer in Australia. The Kids' Cancer Project support collaborative scientific research that has the greatest chance of clinical success.
 
The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research. Since 1993, the charity has contributed more than $34 million to research projects to help children with many types of cancer, thanks to strong community support.
Be a hero and make a difference for kids with cancer today!