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Fundraising ideas

There are so many ways you can raise money and have an impact - as an individual, family, business or school.

Host a fundraiser with Make-A-Wish Australia or take part in an event and every dollar raised means more wishes can come true for critically ill kids and their families.

Featured fundraising ideas

World Wish Day
World Wish Day

Celebrate this World Wish Day by Wearing It Blue To Make Wishes Come True

At your Celebration

Birthday, Bat Mitzvah… something else? An easy way to make wishes come true.

Join a fundraising event

There are events happening all across Australia in 2024

Run for Make-A-Wish

Join Team Wish at your favourite running event!

Need Ideas for a Fundraiser?

Want to host a fundraiser but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered!

You can host a bake sale, run a market stall, or organise a raffle. The choices are endless!

If you’re looking for a fitness challenge, join Team Wish and conquer your fitness goals while raising money for over 900 critically ill children currently awaiting their wish.

Register your fundraising idea

Charity balls, trivia nights, golf days, bake sales... every dollar raised makes more wishes come true.

Whether you're looking to challenge yourself or do something with mates, share your ideas and we'll be in touch with fundraising tips, tools and support to help reach your goals.

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Want to talk first?

If you have any questions or just want to bounce some ideas around, call our friendly Fundraising team on 1800 032 260.

Fundraising ideas for work

Raising money with your customers and co-workers isn’t only a good way to help – it’s good for business.

Whether you get the team together (in person or virtually!) for a morning tea, or take the challenge outside the office, our Fundraising team has got your back.

Charity fundraising at work could include:

  • Run a trivia or quiz night

  • Host a bake sale, morning tea, or afternoon tea for your colleagues

  • Encourage your team to participate in one of our fundraising events

  • Hold a team-building event to raise funds

  • Get involved in a state or city event like Ride For Wishes, or the City2Surf run.

  • Place charity collection tins in the office

  • Hold a raffle or sweepstakes

Register your workplace fundraiser
Make A Wish Australia Children's Charity - Bake a wish office bake sale fundraising

Fundraising ideas for school

Kids love helping other kids – and they definitely love wishes – which makes fundraising with Make-A-Wish a great fit for your school.

There are so many ways kids can get involved and challenge themselves while learning about helping others. Whatever you choose, we can help.

Fundraising ideas for schools could include:

  • Holding an art show, talent show or music event

  • Hosting a spelling bee

  • Hold a bake sale at your school fair

  • Arrange a gold coin dress-up day

  • Organise a school movie night

You can also explore wish stories online and via our YouTube channel.

Find out more on our School Hub
Make A Wish Australia Children's Charity - Bake a wish kids at a bake sale fundraising

Make wishes come true

Every year, thousands of Australian children are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness like cystic fibrosis, a heart condition, or cancer.

This year, Make-A-Wish will support more than 900 kids on a Wish Journey, helping them discover that anything is possible.

Together with your help, we can make even more unforgettable wishes come true.

The difference you'll make
Make A Wish Australia Children's Charity - Audrey with her family hugging on the beach

Wish children whose images feature on this page:

Audrey, 6, retinoblastoma - I wish to go to the snow in my own rocket.