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 for more information.

The Better Challenge

How can you do better?

As many as 90% of the kids who survive will develop one or more chronic health conditions. Run, walk or roll 90km and help raise money for research into BETTER treatments, BETTER care and BETTER outcomes. 

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! 

The Bloody Long Day

September 2022

Mark Pacey, whose son Cooper is a cancer survior, wants you to join him in fundraising for childhood cancer research. He's going to do a 24-hour continuous ultra triathlon - what's your definition of a bloody long day?

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! 


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.

Virtual Tribute

Register and join us on Saturday 17 September to honour kids currently in treatment, those who have survived and precious ones who have passed away. Learn more.

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
  • Aug01
    Crazy Hair & Sock Day
  • Jul01
    Cupcakes 4 a Cure
  • Jun01
    Write a Book in a Day
  • May19
    Pirate Day
  • Jan01
    Lose Your Locks

Crazy Hair & Sock Day

  August 01, 2022

Netballers, sports clubs, workplaces and schools are all uniting to join TEAM CRAZY! 

Cupcakes 4 a Cure

  July 01, 2022

Bake a difference for childhood cancer research.

Write a Book in a Day

  June 01, 2022

A fun, creative and collaborative competition for students in years 5 to 12 and adult writing groups.

Pirate Day

  May 19, 2023

Dress up like a pirate, collect treasure, and raise money for kids' brain cancer research in May.

Lose Your Locks

  January 01, 2023

Clip, cut or chop your hair for a good cause!


  • 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 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 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 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 and we can remove your fundraiser or postpone it for another time.

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