First-ever Live Collective Giving Event Raises over $83K
Last week we held our first-ever live collective giving (crowdfunding) event in Victoria and it was a huge success – we raised $83,500!
Vanessa Bullman pitched our Family Camps which give families an opportunity to reconnect with each other and make new connections with families in a similar situation. Together everyone helped raise $27,500 for this program, ensuring 10 more families can join our Family Camps.
Our Primary School Education Program was pitched by Stanley Browning which is a fun and empowering puppet show which dispels cancer myths. Stanley's energy helped to raise $26,000, meaning we can reach another 17 schools this year, including regional schools.
Maddison See pitched our brand-new KICC (Kids Impacted by Carer's Cancer) Camps which aim to give kids facing a carer's cancer a break from the daily ups and downs. Collectively, $30,000 was raised for these Camps ensuring a Family Camp dedicated to supporting a kid facing a carer's cancer will take place this year and preparations for a similar Camp in Victoria will start to take shape for 2020.
Vanessa, Stanley and Maddison engaged the crowd and answered lots of questions on Family Camps, the Primary School Education Program and KICC Camps. Add in the puppets staying up past their bedtime, fun therapy challenges and Giggle making an appearance; there was a wonderful energy in the room. A huge thank you must go to all of our generous supporters, advocates and to all the guests who attended the evening. Also a special thanks to The Funding Network and Hall & Wilcox for helping make this event happen.