A-Z of Fundraising

There are a million ways to raise funds. Here’s our own suggestions for ways to engage Family, Friends and Workmates in raising funds to help find a cure for the Future of cancers and other inherited disease. If you’d like to learn more, download the paperwork or fill out the contact form below.

Arts & Crafts

Use your artistic talent for a good cause – organise a craft event and donate some (or all) of your proceeds.


Organise an Auction together with your community, club, friends or workmates – get people to donate items they no longer need and put them up for auction. You can donate money without it costing you a cent..


A great Aussie Tradition. Good friends and great food, what better way to support your favourite charity! Ask for Donations or print a Ticket for Entry.


Get together with friends and family and have a bingo afternoon.. the kids love it!  Have a raffle with donated prizes.


A great way for younger members of the family to get involved. Donate an evening’s babysitting – ask the baby’s parents to pay your earnings directly to Cure The Future, or ask your parents to do it. They might even match your contribution!

Blue Day

Organise a Blue Day to help generate awareness of the work of Cure The Future. Blue Mufti days, Blue Morning Tea, Blue Golf, Blue Cycling.. wear Blue, Paint your face Blue or spray your hair. If you’re a NSW Rugby fan, arrange a Blue Day to support the Waratahs as fellas Cure The Future!

Bowls + Bocce

Organise a Blue Bowls afternoon at your local club (see if they’ll contribute some of the fees!) or play Blue Bocce in your local park. Blues v Pinks!

Car Washing

Another great one for the kids – organise a Car Wash Day at your local Saturday Sports car park.

Catch of the Day

If your Family and Friends are into Fishing, why not run a Fishing Comp, with a donated prize for Catch of the Day – and affordable donation as an entry fee?


Celebrate your next Family special occassion or mark a Workplace Milestone or success – with a Donation to help Cure The Future. Particularly appropriate for Weddings and Babies!


Get sponsored for every day, week – or Month you can go without Chocolate!

Coffee Mourning

Get workmates to donate one cup of coffee per day – forego the caffeine and collect the money to help find a cure for cancers and  inherited diseases.

Cookies & Cupcakes

Like Baking? Make some cupcakes or cookies for your workmates or club – or set up a stall and sell them for a donation to Cure The Future.

Cycling Event

Into Cycling? Get sponsored for your next ride – or arrange your own ‘Tour for a Cure’ with your club or cycle team and keep fit while you raise awareness and donations.

Dinner Donations

Have a Cure The Future dinner party and ask your friends to donate the price of the meal to help Cure The Future.

Doggie Day

Grab your favourite pooch and join up with other four-legged friends for a sponsored walk, Dog Show or create a Doggie Assault course!

Dry July

Or Arid August, Sober September.. pick a Month to go without alcohol and donate sponsorship money – and some of the beer and wine money you saved.

Family-a- Fair

Get your family friends together for some good old-fashioned Family FUNdraising – create games – Pop a Balloon, Sack Race, Egg and Spoon, 3-legged races. Everyone makes a donatio to enter their family team!


If you live in a rural area, get some mates together and chop some firewood for sale to locals for the winter. Get fit, Keep warm and help to Cure disease at the same time.

Fun Run

One of the most popular fundraing events at the moment, help Cure The Future arrange a Blue Fun Run in your local area. Family fitness and great Fun!

Give a .%

Next time you sell a big ticket item, like a House, Boat or Car.. consider making a pledge to donate a small percentage to help Cure The Future

Gold Coin

The old-fashioned way! Set up a collection at work or at your club for Gold Coins. You’d be surprised how quickly they pile up!

Garage Sale

Even your unwanted household items can help find a cure for cancer! Have a clear-out on behalf of Cure The Future – and encourage buyers to add a donation of their own!

Gift It

For those friends and family who have everything, why not suggest a donation to medical research instead of more ‘stuff’? Makes everyone feel good!

Golf Tournament

For those who enjoy a hit of golf, combine a few rounds of golf with a donation to help find a cure for inherited diseases like arthritis.

Guess the Weight

One way to add donations to another event is to fill a jar with things so people can buy a ticket to guess the weight, contents or number or them.


Host a Halloween Party and ask guests to bring a dish and a donation – as well as a Devilish or Dracula outfit!

Head Shave

A well-known fundraiser for Cancer, the sponsored head shave can help Cure The Future find a cure for this terrible genetic disease.

Home Alone

If you can, Auction a day off work among your workmates. The biggest donation gets a day in bed!

Jack It In January

(Or June!) – Give up Smoking, Drinking, Chocolate or anything else you spend money on that’s not good for you – and donate the money you save to help Cure The Future.

Meals on Heels

If you like Cooking, why not do a Sponsored work lunch for Cure The Future – cook lunch for everyone and ask them for a donation.

Music Festival

If your kids play an instrument, get a mini music festival together in your garden and invite friends and family. Donation for Entry!

One Hour

Show your support for a workmate who has been diagnosed with Cancer – ask everyone to donate 1 hour’s salary to help Cure The Future of inherited disease.

Oscar Night

Movie buffs, host your own Oscars Party – a donation secures an entry to the sweepstake as everyone competes to get the most Winners right on the night!

One Day Fast

Be sponsored to go without food for a whole day – and donate the sponsorships – as well as the money you saved on food.

Plant Sale

Perfect for people with green fingers – sell seedlings or plants to friends, family and workmates in aid of Cure The Future.

Quiz Night

Get some teams together from your friends, workplace, sports club or other groups and raise some funds to help find a cure for inherited diseases.


The Raffle is the most popular fundraiser of them all. Get your work/local businesses to donate prizes, then sell tickets. It’s free, raises valuable funds – and somebody wins!

Regular Giving

Be sponsored to go without food for a whole day – and donate the sponsorships – as well as the money you saved on food.

Swear Box

Blue is good everywhere – except in your language! Create a Swear Box and raise money everytime someone swears.

Profanity for Charity!

Sausage Sizzle

Set up your Charity sausage sizzle – some local businesses support this traditional Saturday fundraising event with Bangers and Buns, even the BBQ!

Sponsored Runs

There are many sponsored runs and marathons for Cancer research – get involved and make Cure The Future your chosen charity.


Take part in an organised ocean swim or marathon and raise funds – or organise your own swimming competition with family and friends, and make it fun!

Ten-Pin Bowling

Get a crew together for a night of Ten-Pin Bowling in aid of Cure The Future.

Treasure Hunt

Write the clues to a treasure hunt by car, push bike or on foot. Be creative with the location and the prize at the end! Donate to Enter!

Trivia Night

A contemporary Quiz Night based on a purely Trivial Pursuit.

Vineyard Tour

A perfect fundraising idea for wine-lovers. Organise a bus trip for a vineyard tour and add a donation to Cure The Future.

Wine Tasting

Talk to your local wine merchant or vineyard and arrange a wine tasting- charge for entry or donate by the glass.

Weight Loss

Need some extra incentive to lose those extra kilos before Summer? Get sponsored for every kilo you lose and let your Loss be Cure The Future’s Gain!


Like Cure The Future, Christmas is all about Family. It’s a great time of year to attach Charity to any event – from Carol Singing to Party Time.. or just Giving!

Yacht Regatta

Water-based fun for friends and family – a great opportunity to get together to try and help find a cure for inherited disease.

Zany Ideas

Get Inspired! Anything that you, your friends and family enjoy doing can be turned into donation. Use Cure The Future as your excuse to come up with something the family will remember – and let us know about it!

Legal Requirements

Fundraising obviously carries some legal obligations, legislation for which varies between States. Download a pdf explaining the Fundraising Law for each State below.

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