Community Fundraising

We are so grateful when ordinary people in the community hear our urgent plea and act by stepping up to help raise money for childhood cancer research.

Thank you for becoming a community champion

The stats around kids' cancer are devastating. You can make a difference by fundraising, and once you get started you'll be surprised at how easy it can be. We know it can be a daunting task the first time, so here you'll find thought starters to help you make the most of your fundraiser.

Need help getting started? Get in touch with the team at fundraising@tkcp.org.au for more information.

Resources

Helpful documents to get you started

Everything you need to get your fundraiser started, achieve your target, and access support from The Kids' Cancer Project team along the way.

Create Your Own

Free your imagination

Whether it's a trivia night or a sausage sizzle, a golf day or a personal challenge, sometimes the simplest idea is the most fun. Sign up to create your very own fundraiser! 

Larapinta Trek

Challenge yourself in 2021

In August 2021, we are taking on the iconic Larapinta trail in the Northern Territory! This is an adventure not to be missed, as you’ll get to explore one of the most iconic bushwalking tracks in the world alongside expert hikers and likeminded charity supporters.

Celebration Donation

Giving back never felt so good

Celebrate your next birthday or anniversary by asking friends, family and colleagues to give a life-saving donation. Follow the easy steps to start fundraising here

Lose Your Locks

Colour or cut for the cause

Shaving your head or getting a short crop is a great way to show solidarity for kids affected by cancer and to fundraise for childhood cancer research. Grab your mates and make this a team challenge! 

Reps for Research

Crunch or curl for a cure

Your challenge is to do 950 repetitions over the course of one week. That's one rep for each Australian child diagnosed with cancer in a year. Ask family and friends to sponsor you so your reps count for kids with cancer!

Community Calendar

Whether you want to dress up, bake a difference, or just go crazy you can be a community champion by fundraising with The Kids’ Cancer Project. We’ll support you every step of the way in whatever you choose to do.

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Upcoming Events
  • Jul01
    Write a Book in a Day
  • Jul31
    Lose Your Locks
  • Jul31
    Cupcakes 4 a Cure
  • Jul25
    Run Melbourne
  • Aug07
    50-50 Charity Raffle | Round 9 - NSW Swifts v Adelaide Thunderbirds

Write a Book in a Day

  July 01, 2021
  Australia wide

Write a Book in a Day is a competition for students in years 5 to 12 and adult writing groups. Teams of up to ten write, illustrate and publish a book in 12 hours. Registrations open on 1 May. The competition runs from 1 June to 31 August. Students can fundraise until 30 September.

Registrations open 1 May 2021

Lose Your Locks

  July 31, 2021
  Australia wide

Clip, cut or chop your hair! Shaving your head or getting a short crop is a great way to show solidarity for kids affected by cancer and to fundraise for childhood cancer research. You can Lose Your Locks as an individual or grab your mates and make this a team challenge!

Learn more

Cupcakes 4 a Cure

  July 31, 2021
  Australia wide

Bake a difference for childhood cancer research all year long! Sell your fresh baked cupcakes at a morning or afternoon tea at your school, workplace or just between friends to raise funds for the bold research needed to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer. 

Learn more

Run Melbourne

  July 25, 2021
  Melbourne

This run in Melbourne's CBD attracts entrants across a 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and 4km Friendship Dash. Register today and raise money for The Kids' Cancer Project!

Learn more

50-50 Charity Raffle | Round 9 - NSW Swifts v Adelaide Thunderbirds

  August 07, 2021
  Sydney, NSW

The Kids' Cancer Project are proud partners of the NSW Swifts. Get involved in our 50-50 Charity Raffle, available on NSW Swifts match days and online here. And the best part, 50% of raffle sales goes to supporting childhood cancer research.

Learn more

FAQs

  • Can I collect cash donations?

    Yes, you can. If you’re collecting cash or funds another way, make sure you keep a detailed account including the date, donor’s full name, email address, phone number and the amount donated. 

    At the end of your fundraiser, get in touch with us at fundraising@tkcp.org.au and we'll help you bank that, and make sure it shows on your fundraising page.

  • Can I start a team?

    Yes, you can! A team is the perfect way to fundraise with your friends or family. If you have set up a Raisely fundraising page, you can create a team when you sign up, or afterwards from your fundraising dashboard.

  • Will my supporters receive tax-deductible receipts if they donate to my fundraiser?

    Supporters donating through a Raisely fundraising page, will automatically receive a tax-deductible receipt to their nominated email address.
    If you’re collecting cash or funds another way, we’ve created a handy form for you to keep a detailed account including the date, donor’s full name, email address, phone number and the amount donated.
    When the sheet or your fundraiser is complete, email it to fundraising@tkcp.org.au and The Kids’ Cancer Project will send tax-deductible receipts directly to each supporter.

     

  • Do I need documentation to start fundraising?

    To ensure your fundraiser stands within legal guidelines, The Kids’ Cancer Project will need to verify your fundraiser before you can get started. By setting up a Raisely fundraising page, you are automatically verified. But if you are fundraising using a different mechanism, please email fundraising@tkcp.org.au and we will provide you with your Authority to Fundraise to make it official.

  • Can I support a specific type of cancer (i.e. brain cancer, leukaemia etc)

    Money raised through your fundraiser goes toward funding bold research for all children diagnosed with cancer. It’s highly likely we’re either funding studies right now or are reviewing grants to discover kinder, more effective treatments for the type of cancer you’re particularly interested in. Discover all the projects The Kids’ Cancer Project is supporting here.

  • How can I track how much I have raised?

    The easiest way is to set up a Raisley fundraising page that lets you manage all donations made to your fundraiser. You can add as much or as little information as you’d like and then send the link directly to your supporters. 

  • Will you help me promote my fundraiser?

    We want your fundraiser to be all about you. We will support you by providing you with tips, ideas, information about us along with logos, social tiles and whatever else necessary you can use. The promotion is up to you - afterall, you’re the best advocate for your fundraiser!

  • What can I do?

    Almost anything you like! Whether you want to dress up, bake a difference, or just go crazy, you can be a community champion by fundraising with us. We’ve put together some more ideas in our resources section - there is a fundraiser to suit everyone! 

  • Is there a time limit on my fundraising?

    The short answer is, ‘no there is not’! But if you create a Raisely fundraising page, it will expire after 6 months, so to keep fundraising for longer, get in touch and we’ll extend the time limit.

  • Where does the money go?

    The money you raise for The Kids’ Cancer Project will be distributed to critically appraised scientific research projects that will lead to cures of many different types of children’s cancer with a focus on survival and ongoing quality of life. Discover all the projects The Kids’ Cancer Project is supporting here

  • Can I cancel my fundraiser?

    While it is always a shame to cancel a fundraiser, we understand things come up! Just get in touch with us at fundraising@tkcp.org.au and we can remove your fundraiser or postpone it for another time.

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