Have a go at hosting a quiz night, games night, or auction - everyone loves a friendly competition! Make it fun by dressing up or setting a theme for the evening. You can ask local businesses to donate gifts or experiences for the winners. If you can't get your hands on any prizes, try auctioning off pledges - how many people would bid to have the boss be their assistant for the day?
From morning teas to girls' nights in, hosting a fundraising event will lift spirits and awareness
Icing on the cake
Porscha held a cupcake decorating afternoon. Family and friends bought tickets and came along for a lesson in decorating the perfect cupcake. "It was a lot of fun, tasty and an easy way to raise funds for the Cancer Society," says Porscha, "and it gave me experience in organising and running a workshop."
A ‘night at the museum’ was not only a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at a stunning piece of automotive history, but it also raised over $17,000 for the Cancer Society.
The sell-out event, hosted by Classic Museum in Hamilton, gave car enthusiasts and history buffs alike a sneak peek at the restoration of a rare pre-war luxury car.
While special guest and four-time Bathurst winner, legendary Greg Murphy, may have been a key drawcard on the night, the real star of the show was the sleek 1937 Bugatti Atlantic.
How your fundraising makes a difference
There are many ways that your support makes a difference for people with cancer