Fundraise for us When you fundraise for Diabetes Australia you are helping to ensure no-one must deal with diabetes alone. Your fundraising makes a difference to Australians living with or at risk of diabetes. Your generous fundraising can provide hope, change, and save lives. Through your generosity, your contribution will help us support people living with diabetes and our mission to work with people living with or at risk of diabetes, health providers, researchers, funders and the community for positive change and outcomes. To find out how you can fundraise for us, contact us on [email protected] or alternatively, set up your own fundraising page for your initiative at GoFundraise https://www.gofundraise.com.au/beneficiary/diabetesaustralia Fundraising inspiration Looking for inspiration to kick start your fundraising for diabetes? There are lots of great ways you can raise funds with friends, community groups or at work such as: Get active and take on a challenge, like walk, run or ride a bike 5km a day for a month.Hold a garage saleSwear jarMovie night at home or at work Gold coin donation dayMove for Diabetes – physical activity challenge Do It BlueWear itSing ItPaint itMake It For more inspiration or to discuss your ideas, contact our friendly fundraising team on [email protected] Online Fundraising The easiest and most effective way to raise funds for Diabetes Australia is to set up a fundraising page at GoFundraise: https://www.gofundraise.com.au/beneficiary/diabetesaustralia Once you’ve created your page we will review and approve it – and you’re on your way to achieving your fundraising goal. You can then send everyone you know a link to your page, asking them to donate to your help you make life easier for people living with diabetes. Online fundraising via GoFundraise (link https://www.gofundraise.com.au/beneficiary/diabetesaustralia) works best if you link your page to a fundraising event or a challenge you have set yourself, such as: A sponsored activity like swimming, hiking, jogging, cycling, dancing or reading A special event like climbing a mountain or running the City2Surf Giving something up for a number of days, such as eating chocolate or watching television. If you keep people up to date on your progress and thank them for their donations you’ll encourage them to donate more and to tell other people about your efforts. Social media is a great way to spread the word about the wonderful thing that you’re doing. Don’t be afraid to ask people to support you via Facebook., Instagram or Linked In. You can make it easy for them to donate by including the link to your GoFundraise fundraising page in every post. Together we can reduce the impact and incidence of diabetes on people, health systems and society and work towards a world free from diabetes.