Phil’s 24-hour Fun-A-Thon is back

04 Oct 2018

The biggest student-run fundraising initiative of the year is just next week. Here’s how you can help put smiles on sick kids’ faces.

Arc's 24-hour Fun-A-Thon, Australia's largest student-led philanthropy initiative, is uniting the entire UNSW community to do good and feel good by fundraising for Child Life and Music Therapy at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

What have they done so far?

UNSW student volunteers have been busy fundraising all year with bake sales, barbeques, raffles, the Pedal 4 Kids 100km cycle, the Phil' Charity Concert, the Phil' Gala Ball and the City2Surf 14km fun-run. Thanks to the generosity of the UNSW community, over $120,000 has been already raised towards their $138,800 target for 2018. Why such a specific number you may ask? Raising $138,800 this year means that we will have raised over a quarter of a million dollars since Phil’s inception in 2016!

What’s next?

The biggest event on the Phil's calendar is coming up: the 24-hour Phil’s Fun-A-Thon from Thursday 11 October to Friday 12 October. Over 300 students have signed up for the challenge, and Phil’ want staff to get involved too!

How can you get involved?

Staff members are being encouraged to join in the fun in a number of ways:

  • Book a ticket to either the Zumba dance class on Thursday 11 October or the yoga class on Friday 12 October (both in the Roundhouse).
  • Participate in Dares for Donations – students have accepted dares to shave their hair, eat cockroaches and hold a snake, while they’re looking for staff members willing to sit in the dunk tank. Contact Amanda at Arc if you’re interested.
  • Come along with your colleagues, friends and/or family from 10am on Friday, 12 October to the final two hours of the Fun-A-Thon to cheer on the staff and students participating in the dares, listen to speeches from hospital staff about the impact this funding has for young children, and be there for the official presentation of the cheque.
  • Make a donation! Every donation over $2 is tax deductible.
  • Spread awareness! Share this article on Yammer, with your team and colleagues, or point people towards the Arc webpage.

Find out more about Phil’ and where the money goes here.

Together we can make a BIG difference for little kids!