Fundraising Ideas & Tips

We LOVE fundraising and we LOVE supporting your fundraising because you give premature babies a better chance of survival. 

Your fundraising helps us to:

  • supply hospitals with lifesaving neonatal equipment
  • raise awareness of premature birth and celebrate all premature babies, both living and lost, and
  • inspire people to achieve their fitness goals while supporting premature babies.

Here are some ideas and tips to help you smash your fundraising goals!!  Remember, everyone is different and has different strengths, so work to your strengths and ignore ideas that don't appeal to you.

Don't forget you can donate your birthday gift or create a your own challenge.

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Let people know why it's important and where their money goes.

Collectively, we're making a difference.


Give it a boost

Why not send a personal email to friends and family asking them to help you get your first few donations on the board.
Donors are heroes so don’t forget to thank and acknowledge those who donate.

Think of a creative way to say thanks!
People forget, so friendly reminders aren’t a bad thing, and often just continuing to post your progress updates on social media will act as a natural reminder.

Personalise your fundraising page

Set up your fundraising page and add a personal message about why you support premature babies.

Set a target

Setting a target can help you get up to 45% more donations!

And when you smash the first one, stretch it a bit further! 

Make the first donation yours... 

It gets you up and running and shows everyone you’re serious about your fundraising.
Share it far and wide.

Use all available opportunities including social media, email, text messages, chats in the playground and dinners out with friends!

Get creative, and have some fun with it…

Here’s a list of ideas of other things you can do to raise money that doesn’t involve targeting friends and family.

Host a workplace morning tea

Everyone enjoys getting together for a chat and some cake? Even the boss! Ask everyone for a gold cold donation and your fundraising will be adding up in no time.


Create a D.I.Y event 

- Hold a poker night
- Set up a lemonade stand
- Compete in a sporting event
- Make meals for your friends

Generally, the more unusual, the better. Set up a D.I.Y EVENT today.

Play a guessing game 

Fill up a jar with lollies and ask everyone you know to take a guess. Ask for a $5 donation for every guess made. 

(P.S. make sure to count the lollies first!) 

Matched giving program 

Ask your boss or HR if they have a matched giving program.

Many workplaces have them and if not, are likely to support you with a donation.

Host a movie night 

Grab some popcorn and your friends, and put on your favourite movie! Ask everyone who attends for a donation on your fundraising page.


Have a games night

Invite your family and friends over for a games night and play your favourite games.

Get some snacks and get playing for a good cause.

Ask for donations for your birthday
Create a fundraising page and ask for donations in lieu of presents. 

Write a blog or email

Write a blog or email about why you're doing your challenge and send it out to your family and friends asking for a donation. 

Get out your pens and paper 

Get out your colourful pens and some paper and make some posters, ask your local businesses if you can hang them in their windows.

Host a trivia night 

Trivia nights are a great way of getting people together for a good cause. You can set up a trivia night as a D.I.Y event HERE 

Local Support
Is there a friendly café, gym, business owner that might be keen to help? 


Go a little crazy

Promise to wear a fancy dress outfit for part of the challenge when you reach a certain target.

Why not dress up with your friends?
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