Your imagination is the limit when it comes to finding ways to fundraise.  It’s sometimes easier to ask family and friends to be part of an event rather than asking for donations.  You can turn anything into a way to raise funds and awareness for Sands. 

Whatever you choose, you are making a difference in your own unique way that reflects who you are and how you want to remember your baby. You can make the event as big or small as you want.  Here are some ideas to get you going;

Host a morning tea at your workplace- Invite all staff to a morning tea and ask them to donate to attend.  While they’re there you can tell them why you’re holding the morning tea and about the impact Sands has had on your journey as a bereaved parent.

Go thrill-seeking – If you feel like something a bit more high adrenaline you can ask people to donate for you to go bungee jumping, sky diving, ice-climbing, hang-gliding or any other thrill-seeking activity.  These activities can be extremely exhilarating, and some bereaved parents find it an important part the healing process.

Go cold turkey - Get healthy while fundraising! Cut out alcohol, cigarettes or sugar; and get your friends and family to support you by donating.  Sometimes it’s easier to cut something out if you have the motivation of others behind you.

Run a sports tournament – Hold a round-robin event with your local sporting club.  Not only is it a fun day, but you can raise money through entry fees, raffles and silent auctions.

If you’ve got a great idea for a fundraising event, click “Start Fundraising”. It only takes a few minutes to set up your page. Once you've created your page, email the link to your family, friends and colleagues.  You can also share it via social media.

Once you’re ready to go, we’d love to hear from you about your fundraising activity.  We can provide you with useful tips, advice and support. Please email us at or call 03 8595 2400

Thank you for choosing to support Sands Australia.

SANDS - Miscarriage Stillbirth Newborn Death Support

An estimated one in four pregnancies (103,688) ends in miscarriage in Australia each year, while approximately 2,425 babies are either stillborn or die shortly after birth.

Sands is a not-for-profit organisation that provides emotional support, information and hope to families, following the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Our community of trained Volunteer Parent Supporters offer a real sense of understanding. They know the heartbreak and devastation that follows the death of a baby as they too have experienced it. Sands also offers resources and education for healthcare professionals.

By supporting Sands you are helping to ensure that we can continue to provide support for bereaved parents across Australia, 24/7, 365 days a week.

If you or someone you know needs support, contact us today on 1300 072 637 or visit

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