BIG WIG CHALLENGE

Join us on Friday 21 October -
help change lives!

Sign up to fundraise in a Big Wig Team

Sign up as Community or CHS Staff Fundraiser here

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

The Big Wig Challenge will see a select group of community leaders abseil down a building at Canberra Hospital on Friday 21st October. But first they must raise a $10,000 Entry Fee. It's all for a great cause!

You can make sure your boss has to leap from the tallest building... sign up to fundraise as part of a Big Wig team and get them to $10,000!

The Big Wig Challenge supports CAN GIVE DAY, a day to give back to our community! CAN GIVE DAY contributes to our healthcare services in a way that makes such a huge difference to our patients. It's a 24-hour fundraising sprint to support exceptional patient care for people in our community and the surrounding region. 

Funds raised go to support research, therapeutic programs, transformations of away-from-bed areas, and the purchase of speciality medical equipment, which enhances the patient experience throughout the year.

BIG WIG LEADERBOARD

HOW TO JOIN A BIG WIG'S FUNDRAISING TEAM

It's as easy as 1-2-3...

SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT

Create an account, or sign in using your details from last year. Once you are signed in, you can complete the next steps in the same process.

CREATE A FUNDRAISING PAGE

Keep it simple or make it as fun as you like. You will receive a confirmation email once you are done.

JOIN A BIG WIG'S TEAM

You must join an existing team to fundraise on behalf of a Big Wig, and help them reach their $10,000 Entry Fee!

Need assistance: Call (02) 5124 3542 Monday to Friday, 09:30am to 4:30pm or email hello@chfoundation.org.au

"Getting involved in CAN GIVE DAY means you can give patients and their families comfort, understanding and hope through their time in hospital or during treatment, and acknowledges the hard work and dedication of Canberra’s healthcare teams."

SUPPORT THE BIG WIG'S

WANT TO FIND A BIG WIG TEAM?

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

We have something for everyone at this years CAN GIVE DAY...

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISERS

We need you! You can sign up for an Account and create a Fundraising Page. If you would like to join or create a Team, or host an event or activity to fundraise, you can sign up to do that too.

CHS STAFF FUNDRAISERS

We have a special sign up area for staff of Canberra Health Services. Create an account (or sign into your Account from last year) and create a Fundraising Page. You will require the access code.

HOSPITAL ROAD STREET PARTY

Get ready to party! We are holding a Street Party on Hospital Road to celebrate CAN GIVE DAY 2022 on Friday 21st October with food trucks, stalls, entertainment and more.

START FUNDRAISING

Now the fun-draising begins! Share your profile, or your teams profile, to your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Here are three ways you can do it...

Social Media

Look for the social sharing buttons on your Fundraising Page (or copy and paste the link). Don't forget to ask others to share on their socials too!

Email

Feel free to email your Fundraising Page link to your friends and family. Or perhaps you have a workplace email signature where you can add the link?

Newsletter

Are you part of a sporting club, community group or perhaps your workplace has a newsletter that could add your Fundraising Page link to their next edition?

"Share the reason why you are fundraising for your community! Your story makes a difference..."

Sign up to fundraise in a Big Wig Team today!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You've got questions, we've got answers...

Can I use my Account from last year?

Yes, if you created an Account for a previous event with us, you can use the same login details.

When you go to the Sign Up page, look for the tab 'Already have an Account with us?' and use your email address and password that you used to create the Account.

What if I can't remember my password from last year?

You can reset your password. When you go to the Sign Up page and click on the tab 'Already have an Account with us?' you will see a link for 'Forgotten your password?' (it's under the Login button).

Follow the prompts to reset your password.

I'm having trouble signing up for an Account or creating a Fundraising Page, how can I get help?

Please call (02) 5124 3542 Monday to Friday, 09:30am to 4:30pm or email hello@chfoundation.org.au Or you could submit your query using the Contact Form (it's just below these FAQ). 


Thank you for sticking with it! We will get you the help you need to sign up for an Account, and create a Fundraising Page.

I need to change or update my Account and Fundraising Page/ Team Fundraising Page, where can I do that?

After you have created an Account, or have returned to your Account and signed in, you will see three options:

My Page

  • You can Upload a Profile Image, Add a Blog Post or Sponsor Yourself, and check on your progress
  • You can Get Support for your fundraising, by sharing to social media, getting the link to share, or via email from here
  • You can check on Donations made to your Fundraising page
  • Look for Edit My Page to edit your Fundraising page link, fundraising target and Update Your Blog or Gallery
  • Be sure to click Save Changes at the bottom

My Team

  • You can Invite others to join your Team using a link, via social media or email
  • You can Get Support for your Team fundraising, by sharing to social media, getting the link to share, or via email from here
  • You can check your Team Donations
  • You can Edit Team Page, including the Fundraising target, Team Name, change settings and passcode, update your Team Blog or Team Gallery
  • You can manage your Team Members and invite others to join
  • Be sure to click Save Changes at the bottom

My Account

  • You can Update Account including your Personal Details, reset Password and check Your History
  • Be sure to click Save Changes

Please contact us if you need to

  • Be added to a Team after you've already signed up (you can also ask the Team Captian to send you a link to join)
  • Change or leave your Team
  • Remove a Team Member
  • Moderate a Donation or Message
Where can I find resources and assets to support my fundraising, activity or event for CAN GIVE DAY?

COMING SOON

In your Fundraising Page you will see a menu options for Resources & Assets.

Please contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for, or need other assistance. Call (02) 5124 3542 Monday to Friday, 09:30am to 4:30pm or email hello@chfoundation.org.au Or you could submit your query using the Contact Form (it's just below these FAQ). 

Can I host an event or activity as part of my CAN GIVE DAY fundraising?

Yes, you can. We have some fundraising guidelines and expectations to ensure everyone benefits from your wonderful offer.

When you sign up and create an Account, there are Terms and Conditions you must agree to in order to proceed. These T&C's outline the Fundraising guidelines and expectations. 

You can amend or update your Fundraising Page or Team Fundraising Page to include details of your event or activity. 

Who is a Big Wig? Can I be a Big Wig? Can I nominate someone to be a Big Wig?

Thank you for your interest. The Big Wigs have already been selected for this year. They are leaders in our community and in their organisations/ businesses/ departments. 

You can get behind one of our Big Wigs by donating to them or joining their Fundraising Team, and helping to fundriase on their behalf.

It seems I have to join a Team in the Big Wig sign up process?

As the Big Wigs are already selected, there is only the option to join a Big Wig Fundraising Team to support their fundraising. When signing up for your Account, in the team tab, select a Big Wig team to join.

How can I support the Big Wigs?

Thank you for your interest and support!

  • You can find a Big Wig on our website and make a donation to their Team
  • You can sign up for Account and join a Big Wig Fundraising Team to fundraise for them
  • You can share the details about CAN GIVE DAY on your social media pages
  • You can share the details to your local club, group, neighbours, family and friends
When will the Big Wig Challenge be on? Can we come and watch the Big Wig Challenge?

The Big Wig Challenge is on Friday 21st October 2022.

Each Big Wig can bring 2 people to watch. Passerby's on Hospital Road pedestrian area can watch the abseiling. But we aren't encouraging an audience, due to safety and visitation restrictions. Thank you for your understanding.

What will the funds raised go towards?

Funds raised go to support research, therapeutic programs, transformations of away-from-bed areas, and the purchase of speciality medical equipment, which enhances the patient experience throughout the year.

Is Canberra Hospital Foundation a Registered Charity with DGR status?

Yes! Canberra Hospital Foundation is an ACNC registered charity. Canberra Hospital Foundation is recognised as a Health Promotion Charity and endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) by the Australian Tax Office. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

CONTACT US

Have a question not covered in the FAQ section above? Want to get in contact with our Team for another reason?

Call (02) 5124 3542 Monday to Friday, 09:30am to 4:30pm or email hello@chfoundation.org.au or submit the Contact Form.

One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible within business hours.

We will never misuse your personal information. Learn about how we look after your data in our Privacy Policy.

"The Canberra Hospital Foundation is the only organisation that exists to raise funds for the health and support services delivered in all public hospitals and health centres in Canberra, including the Canberra Hospital, Centenary Hospital for Women, Youth & Children, Calvary Public Hospital, Canberra Region Cancer Centre, and the University of Canberra Hospital and the community and walk in centres across Canberra."

YOUR IMPACT FROM CAN GIVE DAY

Your efforts in fundraising, sharing and supporting CAN GIVE DAY really do make a difference! Here is just a sample...

Mental Health Ward Group Courtyard, which provides

  • a therapeutic space and activity for consumers with acute mental health issues who are currently hospitalised
  • a space that promotes a healthy lifestyle to improve outcomes for the marginalised and vulnerable sector in our community
  • A safe, secure outside space for use when in emotional crisis

Bio-Rad ChemiDoc MP Western Blot Imaging System, which provides

  • a ‘personalised’ diagnosis to people diagnosed with immune diseases
  • support for medical research conducted by the Canberra based Translational Immunology Labroratory
  • help for Canberrans, living with immune-related diseases without the need to travel interstate

Therapeutic tools and toys for paediatric outpatient clinics, which helps to

  • build a safe therapeutic relationship and to enable children to communicate with the therapy team.
  • facilitate the engagement of children in play-based assessment and intervention by medical teams

Artwork in the Foetal Medicine Unit, which helps to

  • reduced stress and anxiety, distraction from pain and increased pain tolerance
  • mood adjustments, positive mental health outcomes and increased social engagement
  • improved staff to patient relations

Sign up to fundraise in a Big Wig Team today!

Looking for Community Fundraisers (or CHS Staff)?

DONATE TO CAN GIVE DAY

Becoming a Fundraiser for CAN GIVE DAY is just one way you can get involved. Other ways to support us include coming along to our Street Party or helping to spread the message about our big giving day.

Donating to CAN GIVE DAY is an amazing way to make a difference!

Please help us get the word out!

COME TO OUR STREET PARTY

DATE

Friday 21st October 2022

TIMES

4:00pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION

Hospital Road, Garran - free parking available in the Canberra Hospital multistory carpark

TICKETS

There are limited tickets available, buy yours today!

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