We’re supported by wonderful people — just like you!

Help the Childhood Cancer Association make a real difference to children with cancer, and their families.

Watch this video to learn how you can become a Community Fundraiser.

You can help in so many ways.

First, please consider making a donation or become a regular giver. Every dollar goes to helping us provide the practical support children and their families need.


More ways you can help!

We can only do what we do with people just like you.

Volunteers are really what makes the Childhood Cancer Association tick.

People like you help support our events and raise the vital money we need.

So, if you fancy giving us a hand, why not give us a shout?

You can volunteer your time… you can set up an event… assist us at an upcoming fundraiser ... or even help out in the office with a number of tasks!

If you want to get involved, or you’ve got a great idea — we’d love to hear from you.

Download our Volunteer Application Pack

Fundraising in 5 easy steps


Read our Fundraising Toolkit. Decide what type of fundraising activity you would like to organise, pick a name and start listing what is required to host your activity.


Complete the Fundraising Application Form to let us know about your event. Upon approval of your fundraising activity, we will send you an Authority to Fundraise letter to confirm that we have received your details and allow you to go ahead.


Create your online fundraising page at or on Facebook (if applicable) and get ready to fundraise!


Within 14 days of finishing your fundraising, send funds raised.


Don’t forget to thank your supporters. Send them a photo, give them a shout out on social media or send them a letter with your fundraising result.

Inspiring ideas!

If you’re wondering “how could I help raise money for the Childhood Cancer Association?”, here are some inspiring ideas to get you going!

If you’re in business, take a look at ideas for corporates!

Sausage sizzle

Let’s start with the easy one — who doesn’t love a sausage sizzle? They’re easy to organise and lots of shops and businesses offer a warm welcome, so what’s not to like? Watch this video.

Head shaves

Volunteering to have your head shaved for us is a great way for your family and friends to rally round and get the donations coming in — and think of all the money you’ll save on haircuts! Watch this video.

Bake sale

From cakes to scones, from muffins to meringues, organising a bake sale is a sweet way to bring in the dollars for children with cancer, and their families.

Gala dinner

If you’ve not had the chance to dust down that elegant frock or stylish black tie suit recently, perhaps it’s time to organise a gala dinner for your nearest and dearest or your colleagues — all in aid of the Childhood Cancer Association.

Walk, run or ride

Whether you’re preparing for your latest running event, you’re ready to pedal across the state, or you’re thinking of motorcycling around Australia, we’d love to hear from you. Choose us as your charity and help us make the difference.
Create an online fundraising page

Quiz nights

Test out the brain power of you, your mates and people in your local community — set up a quiz night and make us the answer to your first question — which charity will we be supporting? Watch this video.

Donations in lieu of gifts

If you’re planning a party or a wedding and you’re not sure what to ask people to bring, why not ask for donations to us instead? We can provide collection envelopes for your occasion and provide tax-deductible receipts for your donors. Contact us for more information.

Wedding Favours

Celebrate your special day with our beautifully designed Wedding Favours, and thank your guests with a donation supporting children with cancer. In lieu of a bonbonniere, your big day can make a big difference! Contact us.

Buy an Elliot

Elliot is more than just our mascot. Every child referred to us is given an Elliot toy to help them on their journey, and he also plays a really important role in our fundraising activities. Every cent of every dollar from a sale helps more families affected by childhood cancer. Shop our store.

Play for Purpose Lottery

Win $250,000 in cash and prizes and help kids with cancer by buying tickets in the Play for Purpose charity lottery. You can also become a Fundraising Champion and invite your friends and family to buy tickets to help support our cause. Tickets just $10.

Entertainment books

You can SAVE with hundreds of vouchers on entertainment, dining and accommodation experiences... plus 20% from the sale of every Entertainment digital membership supports the Childhood Cancer Association. Order online now.

In Memory of...

A donation in memory of a friend or loved one is a wonderful way to remember someone and many people choose to donate to a charity in lieu of flowers at funeral services. We can provide donation envelopes and tax-deductible receipts. Please contact us for more information.

Leave a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will is an extraordinary act of generosity and a way to make a real difference beyond your lifetime. It will have a significant impact on the work we do, helping fund our counsellors and allow us to continue the many vital support services we provide to kids with cancer. Find out more.

Watch Thomas’s Story

Watch this 5 minute film where Chris Hartley talks through his family’s journey after his son’s diagnosis of a brain tumour and the support he received from the Childhood Cancer Association.

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