Are you looking for a fun way to raise money to help save Australian hearts this festive season?
Our fundraising elves have come up with four ways to host an event, socialise and have fun while supporting the Heart Foundation. You can choose the fundraising option that best suits you or go your own way and create something new.
Whichever way you choose to raise funds, know that your efforts will help to fight heart disease.
Christmas movie marathon
From Miracle on 34th St to Home Alone to Love Actually, there’s a Christmas movie for everyone! Set up a cinema in your lounge room or backyard and enjoy all your favourite movies with friends and family. You could ask guests to donate the cost of a movie ticket for entry.
Host a “quizmas” trivia night
Trivia and quiz nights are an absolute winner when it comes to fundraising. These events are fun with a touch of friendly competition. Plus, they’re easy to run in-person or virtually. You get to show off your general knowledge, or your recall of obscure trivia, all while holding an event to raise money for a wonderful clause!?
Be the host with the most
Do you love to cook for friends and family? Christmas and New Year parties are a great opportunity to show off your skills while also raising money for Aussie hearts. You can ask your guests to donate an amount equal to what they think the meal was worth or what they would have spent in a restaurant.
Say goodbye to 2020 party
Farewell 2020 and welcome in the New Year with a bang by hosting a ‘Goodbye 2020’ party! In the theme of 2020, create games, quizzes and a playlist. Be sure to enjoy laughs and celebrations with family and friends. This is easily done in-person or virtually.
What you’ll get
We’re here to support you every step of the way with ideas and resources.
You’ll also get:
- A free fundraising toolkit
- Invitations and other event materials
- Template emails to ask for sponsorship and thank your donors.
Host an event like Asha
When Asha awoke from appendix surgery, she was shocked to be told she had a serious cardiac condition: so serious that her heart had stopped beating in recovery. Just 17, a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy was confronting.
That’s why she’s helping the Heart Foundation. “I’m planning some fun, low-key social and online fundraising events, to connect people and talk about what the Heart Foundation does. It’s a cause close to my heart.”
- Asha Grigg, Host Fundraiser
If hosting an event isn’t your thing, you could give up gifts for a good cause.
Christmas is a time for joy, celebration and family. However, many families will be missing someone they love: a loved one whose life was taken by heart disease. Instead of receiving gifts this year, you can help save lives by asking people to give to the Heart Foundation.