2022 marked the 20th edition of Write a Book in a Day – and it was our biggest year ever! Not only were there more writers than ever before, but we also smashed our fundraising record. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and made this year such an overwhelming success!
In total, our 11,494 incredible story-makers from across Australia raised a whopping $793,025! This incredible amount of money will go directly to The Kids’ Cancer Project, helping to fund vital scientific research into kinder and more effective treatments for kids’ cancers.
From sci-fi adventures to teenage love stories, the talent and creativity on display were incredibly impressive and far-reaching. The books will be distributed to children’s hospitals around Australia, bringing a very welcome distraction from treatment and a sense of comfort to kids fighting cancer.
CEO of The Kids’ Cancer Project, Owen Finegan, said:
There were prizes on offer for the top individual and team fundraisers, as well as a random prize draw for all teams that raised over $500. Each winner took home a JB Hi-Fi voucher worth up to $1,000.
Top Individual Fundraisers
1st – Peter S. from Barker College, NSW: $4,800
2nd – Lachlan M. from St Catherine’s/Cranbrook, NSW: $4,625
3rd – Ava M. from St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, QLD: $3,475
Top Team Fundraisers
1st – Barker Team 6, Barker College, NSW: $6,635
2nd – Arden Junior, Arden Anglican Junior School, NSW: $5,732
3rd – STC/CR Group 12, St Catherine’s/ Cranbrook, NSW: $5,565
Prize Draw Winner
Wordsmiths Team 1 from The Springfield Anglican College, QLD: $1,488
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A special well done and a huge thank you to St Catherine’s and Cranbrook in NSW. The two schools teamed up to double their creativity and fundraising ability – and it’s safe to say it paid off! Together, they raised an unbelievable total of $46,354 for The Kids’ Cancer Project. What an achievement!