We’ve partnered with Raisely to make online fundraising the most easy and effective way to spread awareness and raise funds in your community. It’s easy to set up with your own personalised image, story and fundraising goal, and even easier to share with everyone who wants to support you along the way!
If you’d like to hold a fundraiser in your community but don’t want to fundraise online, we’d love to know about it so we can help you in any way possible. Please reach out to one of our friendly Business Development Managers below:
|Development Manager - North Island
Ph: 04 979 6186 | 021 227 7278
|Development Manager - South Island
Ph: 03 963 4380 | 021 192 8271
Join our key events
Each year, thousands of incredible Kiwis get involved in our epic annual fundraising events. Whether you are putting on a wig for a day or firing up the BBQ with your friends and family, by taking part in a Child Cancer Foundation fundraising event you are joining a movement for change.
Meet our incredible fundraisers
Six-year-old Alex Wade and his family were our incredible top fundraisers for Wig Wednesday in 2020, with their online fundraising page raising an unbelievable $15,000! For the Wade family, it was also the one-year anniversary of the day when Alex’s cancer diagnosis changed everything they knew. Alex’s parents, Adrian and Carmel, very daringly letting him shave their heads on the day, as a way to give back to Child Cancer Foundation for the support they have received.
“I wanted to shave off my hair to support other families who are dealing with the unimaginable,” Alex’s mum Carmel said. “We have felt really well supported through this whole experience and we wanted to help other families to be supported through Child Cancer Foundation too.”
Each year on Wig Wednesday, West Otago becomes a sea of colourful wigs – all because of one very special family. Since 16-year-old Jock Davies was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2013, the Davies family and their local community have been hugely involved with fundraising for Child Cancer Foundation, especially on Wig Wednesday. The region is so enthusiastic about the event, they have even renamed it West Otago Wig Wednesday!
“We love giving back to Child Cancer Foundation to help all those other families that find themselves on a journey that they never imagined,” Sarah says. “The fact that our community knows that it is a charity very dear to us means they continue to support it too.”
22 years ago, Rod Snodgrass was told the words no parent wants to hear: “We are sorry, but your child has cancer.” His four-year-old daughter Caitlin was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, and faced a challenging road to recovery. Incredibly, Caitlin survived the highly aggressive treatment, but the late effects of her cancer continue to have an impact on her life.
To pay forward the support his family received from Child Cancer Foundation all those years ago, Rod took on the Tour Aotearoa in February 2020 – a gruelling 3,000km cycle from Cape Reinga to Bluff. He completed the Tour in 24 days, raising an incredible $28,000 along the way. Rod plans to continue that support by taking part in the Tour of New Zealand in April 2021.
Our fundraisers are all motivated by a shared goal: making a difference in their community by supporting tamariki and whānau whose lives have been turned upside down by childhood cancer. What impact will you have?