Fundraising Tips

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Every dollar you raise will help fund research into kinder, more effective treatments for childhood cancer. It’s easier than you think to fundraise – follow our quick tips.

Make yourself a fundraising target. It’s great to have something to aim for and motivates others to donate to your page. Be ambitious with your goal – you’ll be surprised at how quickly you exceed it!

Personalise your sponsorship page with a blurb telling people why you’re fundraising for childhood cancer research. It’s always helpful to let people know why you’re getting involved. While you’re there, add a photo to help identify your page.

The best way to kick off your fundraising is to make a donation to your own page – then share it with your family and friends!

Share your sponsorship page on social media, via email or Whatsapp. Ask your parents if they’ll share with their colleagues and make sure to talk about your fundraising within your community.

Life gets busy and sometimes people forget. If someone said they’d donate but they forgot, ask them again if they are still happy to donate.

There are lots of fun ways to fundraise individually or as part of your team.


    • Ask your school to hold a mufti day and dress as a literary character

    • Organise a used book sale

    • Approach your local Rotary Club to ask if they’ll sponsor your team. At the end of Write a Book in a Day, organise the team to give a talk and personally present a copy of the finished book to the club.


    • Complete some extra chores for a donation to your fundraising page

    • Get crafty – make bookmarks or hair scrunchies to sell

    • Ask a local business to match your donations

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About the competition

Your participation in Write a Book in a Day supports The Kids’ Cancer Project and research into finding kinder, more effective treatments for childhood cancers.
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Writing Tips

Get the most out of your writing day. Use our templates to help craft a masterpiece! You’ll also find videos from authors and competition judges with writing and illustration tips.

Awards and Prizes

You could WIN an award for your book or illustrations. Individual and Team fundraising prizes are also up for grabs!