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Fundraising Stories

Be inspired by fundraising stories from supporters in the Sanfilippo Children's Foundation community.

 

Kyuss Cup a winner

Dressed in hats and racing attire, more than 170 Hope for Kyuss' supporters in Victoria attended a successful Spring Carnival-themed auction night in October, This was the second event organised by the 'Hope for Kyuss' committee, a group of women who have banded together for this special cause Read their story.


 

Totally '80s trivia night a total success

In Spirits were high at the Totally 80s trivia night, when 170 people came together to test their trivial knowledge in support of the SCF.This was the second trviai night organised by Sandra Scriven and Jenny Sharman. Read their story.

Blue Skies for Skye

Skye Robson's father was the former general manager of global travel company Urban Adventures. His former colleagues kick-started a social media campaign in 2015 using the hashtags #BlueSkyforSkye and #hopeforskye, encouraging staff to post photos of blue skies and donated funds on international Rare Disease Day Read their story.

Sex Outta the City fundraiser a success

A committee of hard-working ladies from the Yarra Valley, aka Team Hope for Kyuss, hosted a successful  "Sex Outta teh City fundraiser in 2015m raising $15,000 for the SCF. Based on the TV Show, Sex in the City, the girls trasformed the local football club into a Manhattan-themed nightclub, bringing a touch of New York glamour to the Yarra Valley.  Read their story.

Fashion bloggers unite for online auction

Kids fashion blogger, mother and stylist, Carla Rodan organised an online charity auction of children’s clothing, raising more than $3,000 for the Sanfilippo Children's Foundation. The auction took place on Instragram, reaching a new audience of supporters. Read her story.

Il Divo Divas lend a hand from afar

A group of Il Divo fans, nicknamed the ‘Il Divo Divas’, from around the world has banded together to fundraise for the Sanfilippo Children's Foundation. Since launching they have raised an outstanding $5,000 through a series of auctions and personal challenges including Giving up Chocolate, auctioning off Il Divo memorabilia, Saying No to Social Media, Giving up Cookies, starting an office coin jar and even organising an online concert . Read their story.

Belinda and the Mummy bakers

Last year, Belinda Yates and a group of wonderful volunteer bakers (Esther, Sally, Erin, Sonia, Sonja, Mel, Cassie and Noleen) raised over$10,000 for the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation, with a series of cakes stalls. Belinda kick-started the cake stalls while herself recovering from breast cancer. She shares her story of why making a difference means so much. Read her story.

Become Recruitment

When the team at Become Recruitment, a global recruitment agency specialising in all things creative, learned about Sanfilippo Syndrome they wanted to help out. They launched a unique campaign that utilised their core area of expertise but also managed to raise valuable awareness and funds for the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation. Their “December Freelance” campaign raised $5,000. Read their story.
 

 

Perillo's Bake Sale

When Laila Perillo (8) and Bianca Perillo (9) heard their friends’ children had a rare fatal disease, they took to the kitchen and then to the street. In an act of generosity well beyond their years, the two sisters started a cake stall to raise money for the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation. Read their story.
 

 

 

Philanthropist at 7 - Jasper's Birthday Wish

In an inspirational act of generosity, Jasper Astill (aged just seven), asked his friends to donate money to the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation in lieu of gifts at his birthday party recently. Jasper, who lives with his family in the Sydney suburb of Freshwater, raised an impressive $625. Read his story.