Fundraising tips and guides
Every dollar you raise will fuel real, tangible change in the lives of blood cancer patients and their families. We've got guides and tips to help you smash your fundraising goal.
Top fundraising tips
Making the first donation
Get the ball rolling and donate to your fundraising page. You'll lead by example and give others an amount to match.
Share your fundraising page again and again
You're doing an incredible thing – so shout it loud and proud, and often. The more times you share your page on your socials and via email, the more donations you're likely to get. And get creative with who you share your page with – the more people, the better.
Auction off your hair
Sell your pre-loved goodies
Declutter and fundraise at the same time. Hold a garage sale or sell them on Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace.Get the fundraising guide
School fundraising tips
Hold a school casual day for a donation. It's an easy way to raise funds as a team and you'll be guaranteed maximum participation.
Get SRC involved
Your Student Representative Council is a great resource when it comes to fundraising and school support for your big event day. Talk to them about how they can help to raise funds and spread the word.
Sausage sizzle or bake sale
A firm favourite, these are very popular at recess and lunch time. Ask for donations from the wider school community for baked goods and sausages.
Talk at assembly
Tell everyone about your team and your big event. Interview some of your team members and reveal if they are Shaving, Cutting, or Colouring. It's a great way to create excitement and recruit more members.
Share your fundraising page
Your school is doing an incredible thing – so shout it loud and proud, and often. The more times you share your page on your socials and via email, the more donations you're likely to get.
Download our schools fundraising guide for more information and fundraising ideas.Get the Schools Fundraising guide
Work fundraising tips
Hold a fundraising morning or afternoon tea at work, with lots of opportunities for donations online and in person.
There's nothing like a bit of friendly competition to really drive up the fundraising. You could hold a competition between departments or office locations, with a prize for the highest fundraising team.
Ask your workplace to dollar match the donations your team receives.
Bounty the boss
Persuade your CEO to Shave, Cut, or Colour their hair if your team reaches their fundraising goal.
Make the most of your big day
Get everyone involved and enjoy the feel-good vibes. Auction off clipper privileges to the highest bidder in the office, hold a sausage sizzle, and have Colour station ready to go for donations.Get the fundraising guide
Donate your hair
By donating the hair you Cut or Shave, you can take your impact even further.
We’ve teamed up with Sustainable Salons to recycle your hair into charitable wigs for Australians with cancer.
How to cut a ponytail for donation
If your ponytail is a minimum of 20cm long (coloured hair is okay), you can donate it to help create a wig.
Follow these 4 easy steps to give your hair a second life.
Hair less than 20cm in length?
We can still transform your hair clippings into floating hair booms to mop up oil spills in our oceans.
Dry hair clippings and ponytails shorter than 20cm must be placed in a separate zip lock bag and posted to:
World’s Greatest Shave Ponytails
c/o Sustainable Salons
GPO BOX 322 SYDNEY, NSW 2001
Recycle your hair at a Sustainable Salon
Our Sustainability partner, Sustainable Salons has a network of more than 1,400 salons who can help you Cut, Colour or Shave on the big day and collect your ponytails/hair clippings so they can be recycled into charitable wigs or hair booms to help in oil spill emergencies.
Top resources and downloads
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How will you take part?
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