Raising funds for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre is a fun and rewarding experience! In addition to helping the Family Centre support the type 1 community, you’ll be raising awareness about type 1 diabetes!
Every community fundraiser is a hero to us, so thank you for supporting the Family Centre!
We receive no government funding and each dollar you raise will go straight to work making a real difference in the lives of people with diabetes.
Charity netball cup
Teresa Newton (type 1 Mum) loves netball and the Family Centre. For the past six years, Teresa has coordinated the Charity Netball Cup tournament at Kingsway Netball Centre. This year’s event on 13 April featured 50 teams (teens, mixed and seniors) and raised a whopping $13,500. Teresa says that the Family Centre ‘is a lifeline for type 1 Mums and Dads. The camps and courses educate kids and help them form a peer support network providing them with important connections and inspiration to live happy, long and positive lives’. Sincere thanks to Teresa and sponsors Swick Mining, Paua Rose Netball Club and the WDNA.
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Tim, father to a child with type 1, and his buddy Luke didn’t let their lack of experience stop them when they signed up to take on the Avon Descent in a power-dinghy! They set up online fundraising and a Facebook page to keep their friends and family updated on their preparations. They kept their Facebook posts lively with humour, footage, and diabetes awareness posts and managed to raise $14,577.70!
Nostalgia quiz night
Jenny, grandmother of a child with type 1, and her colleagues from the Foothills Circle of Friends Craft Association organised a quiz night with a ‘nostalgia’ theme to raise funds for the Family Centre. They set the ticket price at $10 per person and had some games and great raffle prizes to help raise some extra funds. With over 70 people at the event, they raised $1,673!
Morning tea at Woodland Grove Primary School
The staff and students at Woodland Grove Primary School enjoyed a fun and informative morning tea thanks to two students, Molly and Meerab. Molly and Meerab wanted to organise a school event to raise funds for the Family Centre, as Molly’s little cousin Alijah was recently diagnosed with type 1. During the event, they delivered a speech talking about type 1 diabetes and why their fundraising was so important. They sold Family Centre merchandise, requested a gold coin donation to participate, and collected other generous donations – raising a total of $1,068!