Sell something to help create a community free of asthma
You can hold a sale, sell your services, run or participate in a raffle - whatever you choose to sell - you’ll be raising funds for a good cause.
Hold a sale
You can hold a bake sale, sausage sizzle, garage or car boot sale to raise funds. Some of our most popular ways to raise funds include auctions, raffles, or selling signed sporting goods.
You could run a stall at your local markets or have a garage sale at home. And if you also put on a barbecue and let buyers know that all funds raised will go to Asthma Australia, it’ll help you reach your fundraising goal.
Sell your services
If you don’t have anything tangible to sell, you could sell your services instead. You could run a car wash, dog wash, offer to do cleaning, walk dogs, do manicures, massages, face painting, pampering sessions, baby sitting or even offer music lessons or tutoring to raise funds.
Raffle off gifts in kind
Ask local businesses and your family and friends if they can donate products or services to help you raise money. Hold a raffle and sell tickets to your networks. Or hold a silent auction and give the prizes to the highest bidder. Or you could ask your business to donate some of its profits for a month, for example by donating $1 from every purchase or donate an overall percentage of takings.
Participate in a raffle
Or if you like participating in raffles, you could buy some $10 tickets in our Play for Purpose raffle - for your chance of winning $500,000 worth of prizes. 50% of every ticket sold going directly to Asthma Australia.
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SPOTLIGHT ON A FUNDRAISER: HARRY'S BUNNINGS BBQ
“My Dad died from an asthma attack. I was only 10 at the time. I remember my Mum crying and saying, "Your dad just had an asthma attack and he's gone to hospital."
That’s why I decided to do some fundraising and organised a barbecue at my local Bunnings.
I sourced all the sausages and onions. I sourced all the buns. I essentially went to four different supermarkets and took every single bag of bread that they had.
It was an amazing day.
We met so many people in the community. So many people came up and didn't even buy a sausage roll. They just gave us money and said like, "Hey look mate, I've had asthma my whole life or my son or my daughter has asthma and we appreciate what you're doing." So it just felt such a good way to get involved with the community.
I miss having Dad in my corner.
Since my Dad died, I’ve missed out on a lot of Dad time; a lot of moments where you'd want a male influence in your life and I didn't necessarily have one. So I had to sort of think through a lot of things myself, when a bit of guidance would've been lovely to have.
As a bloke, having a guy that you can go to and talk to, and just having someone that'll guide you in the right way, but also just a friend. That's definitely what I miss most. Just someone to have in your corner.
When I tell people how my dad passed away, they're gobsmacked that asthma can kill you. People are shocked to find out that it can and does - about 400 Australians a year.”