Frequently
asked questions

How can I register to fundraise?

  1. Complete the sign-up form.

  2. Read and agree to the Leukaemia Foundation's Community Fundraising Terms & Conditions and Waiver

  3. When you complete the sign up form a personal fundraising webpage is created so you can start collecting donations online straight away.

  4. If you are undertaking any activity in addition to collecting donations online, we will need to first provide a letter of Authority to Fundraise.

  5. To issue your Authority to Fundraise we need to first assess that your proposed activity meets these guidelines, terms and conditions.

  6. A Leukaemia Foundation Community Supporters Specialist will be in contact to discuss your fundraising plans in more detail within two business days or you can call us on 1800 500 088 to discuss your activity ahead of registering.

How do I fundraise?

Here are 3 simple steps to get your fundraising started:

1. Back yourself! Be the first to donate and the rest will follow!

2. Spread the word! Social media, emails or a humble conversation with your friends, family and workmates can be very successful ways to ask for support.

3. Call us! Once you’ve signed up we will send out an email with fun and interesting fundraising ideas, but don’t be scared to call us on 1800 500 088 – we're here to help!

Click here for other tips and ideas.

Do I have to set a fundraising goal?

A fundraising goal not only gives you something to aim and plan for, but will also encourage your family and friends to assist you in reaching your goal to beat blood cancer.

What if I don’t reach my goal?

Every dollar counts! If you’re worried about not reaching your goal, get in touch with us anytime by email or call us on 1800 500 088! We’re here to help with fundraising ideas and answer any questions you may have. 

Where does my money go? 

By the end of today, another 47 Australian men, women and children will know they have blood cancer. Funds raised through this special event provide families facing blood cancer with the care needed to make it through every scary, uncertain moment that follows a diagnosis.

Donations also transform fear into hope in miraculous, life-changing ways by furthering the work of brilliant research scientists.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians with any blood cancer or related blood disorder to survive and live a better quality of life.

Thanks to its supporters, the Leukaemia Foundation supports hundreds of families from regional Australia each year by providing free accommodation in capital cities so they can access life-saving treatment at major hospitals. The Leukaemia Foundation also offers counselling, information, education and support to families when they need it most.

It's been a tough year for the Leukaemia Foundation with COVID-19 having a devastating impact on the donations we need to continue our vital work for families facing blood cancer.

Visit the Leukaemia Foundation for more information on how we help. 

How do I bank the money I raise?

Encourage people to make their donation online via your fundraising page. It's quick, easy and we'll email a receipt to your donor straight away. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

If people give you cash or cheques, there is an easy way to pay-in the funds and issue a receipt.

Log in to your fundraising portal and click on the "My Donations" button.

Click the "Add Offline Donation" option. Complete your donor's information and proceed with paying-in the funds using your credit card or PayPal. We'll email the receipt directly to your donor.

Can I run a raffle or a prize draw for my fundraising?

You can run a small raffle or trade promotion in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation but the rules can be complicated and vary from state to state.  It depends on how valuable the prizes are and whether you are selling tickets or giving a free ticket in return for a donation.  You’ll need to check with your local state government’s lotteries and gaming department.  Click here to find yours.

Please be sure to follow the Leukaemia Foundation's Community Fundraising Guidelines as you go about your fundraising. If in doubt, we are here to help. Call us on 1800 500 088.

What insurance do I need for my event?

The Leukaemia foundation’s public liability coverage cannot cover your activity.

If you are hosting an event where there could be a need for public liability insurance – please make sure you understand your responsibilities as the event organiser and have appropriate coverage in place.

  • The Leukaemia Foundation cannot provide advice on safety management or liability.
  • It the responsibility of the organiser to plan and implement effective safety management and meet their duty of care to event participants, volunteers, employees, contractors and the public. 
  • The Leukaemia Foundation public liability coverage does not extend to third-party activities. 
  • Organisers should be aware of their personal liability and understand that they will not be covered by any policy held by the Leukaemia Foundation if they proceed.
  • Anyone involved in the fundraising activity or event is doing so of their own initiative and not in an official capacity as aLeukaemia Foundation volunteer. 
  • Organisers must ensure they have sufficient insurance in place. This may include insurance coverage in addition to public liability.
  • The Leukaemia Foundation cannot offer advice on what coverage organisers should have in place for their event/activity.
  • The Leukaemia Foundation accepts no responsibility for loss, liability or injury, occupational health & safety or welfare claims arising from any third-party fundraising event or activity. 

Please check the Leukaemia Foundation's Community Fundraising Guidelines for more information as you go about your fundraising. 

How do I give a receipt for a tax-deductible donation?

Encourage people to make their donation online via your fundraising page. It's quick, easy and we'll email a receipt to your donor straight away. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

If people give you cash or cheques, there is an easy way to pay-in the funds and issue a receipt.

Log in to your fundraising portal and click on the "My Donations" button.

Click the "Add Offline Donation" option. Complete your donor's information and proceed with paying-in the funds using your credit card or PayPal. We'll email the receipt directly to your donor.

Tax-deductible and non-tax-deductible receipts

The Leukaemia Foundation holds Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR status). This means that donations made directly to Leukaemia Foundation over $2 are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.

Tax-deductible receipts can be issued by the Leukaemia Foundation when donations are made on a purely voluntary basis with no conditions or benefits received in return.

Tax-deductible receipts are not issued when a payment results in the receipt of a good or service or the donation is not deemed to be unconditional. Examples include receiving recognition or benefits of sponsorship, purchasing raffle tickets, entry fees or auction items.

Everyone who donates to your registered Leukaemia Foundation online fundraising page is automatically issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email.

You can request tax-deductible receipts for any donor who provides a cash donation to you. You'll need to forward the full amount to the Leukaemia Foundation and provide their details.

Alternatively, you can remit the full donation amount in their full name through your fundraising page - ensuring you enter their email address for the receipt.

Donors are required by the ATO to substantiate tax deductions with a receipt from a DGR status organisation such as the Leukaemia Foundation.

If unsure, please contact the Leukaemia Foundation to ask whether we can issue a tax-deductible receipt.

For more information on tax-deductible receipts visit the ATO website

What is the best address to return items?

We have a standard GPO 'in your city' , so please call your local office on 1800 500 088 for the postal address.

Should I set up a Facebook Fundraiser?

When you share your fundraising page on social media (great job!) for friends and family to support you, Facebook may prompt you to set up a fundraiser through them too.

Facebook is an awesome way to fundraise. However, if you choose to set up a Facebook fundraiser as well, we may not be able to always directly match Facebook raised funds to your official fundraising page, as these two pages are not connected.

Because we love to follow your journey and celebrate your huge efforts along the way, we recommend that you only use the official fundraising page we've set up for you on this website to make it easier for your supporters and us here to know just how incredible you are.

Facebook send us 100% of the funds that you raise. So, no matter what, your money will be helping families facing a blood cancer focus on getting better.