Here is your chance to be creative during lockdown and do something awesome for patients and our Healthcare Heroes.

Build a LEGO creation inspired by Canberra or our Healthcare Heroes to win prizes and raise funds as part of CAN GIVE DAY.

Donations to CAN GIVE DAY will enhance services, additional equipment and room transformations requested by doctors and nurses, who are at the heart of patient care.

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Build something awesome with a Canberra or Healthcare Heroes theme (or both!)

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Ask your friends and family to donate to support our Healthcare Heroes

Every registration has the opportunity to be judged a winner, but by fundraising to support Canberra Hospital Foundation you can win the big prize.

The build that receives the most donations will be the winner of the MOST AWESOME CREATION and take home a prize of $500.

All entries will compete for a Best in Show award. A prize of $100 will be awarded to one winner in each age category - Under 12 years, 12 years to 18 years and Over 18, with winners selected by our judging panel.

The CAN GIVE DAY LEGO Competition is proudly supported by the Canberra Lego User Group.



Once you have registered, start your build.

Take photos of your MOST AWESOME CREATION at different stages.

Add these photos and your updates to your build page.

Let your friends and family know you have made progress by sharing your page on social media, in an email or by sending an SMS. You can do all this from your dashboard.

Your build needs to be complete by 28 October 2021.

Donation voting closes 12 noon 29 October 2021


  • Entries must be created between 21 September 2021 and 28 October 2021

  • Entries for children under 16 must be registered by a parent or legal guardian

  • Canberra Hospital Foundation will not collect contact details for children

  • Theme for entries will be Canberra or Healthcare Heroes or both!

  • One entry per person

  • You can change your build at any time prior to 28 October 2021

  • Donations close at 12 noon on Friday 29 October 2021

  • Winners announced on CAN GIVE DAY afternoon, Friday 29 October

Winning entries will be selected for prizes in Best in Show based the following criteria.
  • Fit to theme - the CAN GIVE DAY LEGO Competition theme is Canberra and/or Healthcare Heroes.
  • Originality - build something unique not out of a box
  • Creativity- show us storytelling through LEGO and demonstrate your talents

Canberra Hospital Foundation and its agents will have sole discretion on the awarding of prizes.

The MOST AWESOME CREATION winner will be the entry that raises the most donations. Donations for the LEGO Competition close Friday 29 October at 12noon.


Fundraise to support our Healthcare Heroes deliver exceptional patient care.


Right now, our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that spread rapidly throughout Canberra and the nation. They are putting themselves in the path of this virus. Our doctors, nurses, technicians, transporters, EMTs, pharmacists and everyone who supports patient care are rising to the occasion and caring for our most vulnerable patients.

CAN GIVE DAY provides the perfect opportunity to recognise and thank our healthcare heroes by fundraising for Canberra Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Canberra Health Services. To date, Canberra Hospital Foundation has delivered more than 2000 gratitude packs to healthcare heroes on the COVID-19 frontline. You can help us reach all 7000.


Coronavirus creates extra hardship and heartache for patients who are ill or injured. They need your kindness.

CAN GIVE DAY helps all patients —babies, childre, teenagers, people with cancer, while being treated at home, the injured in recovery, and those nearing the end of life. There are extra demands on a patient's wellbeing and comfort during a pandemic with visitor restrictions. Canberra Hospital Foundation funds items that relieve boredom, toys for children and equipment that aids the delivery of treatment.

And almost every person, at some point in their life, needs public health care. Canberra Hospital Foundation supports the more than 500,000 people who are hospitalised or receive treatment in Canberra each year, beyond the coronavirus outbreak; patients of all ages, all illnesses, each area of care they need. With your support, Canberra Hospital Foundation can help every patient in some way.

What difference can I make?

Helping Canberra Hospital Foundation on CAN GIVE DAY will;

  • show your support for our healthcare heroes during the pandemic,
  • buy equipment that will support COVID-19 patient care,
  • bring smiles to patients when they get a visit from the Delta Dogs Therapy Program,
  • keep a patient’s partner at their side for the final time by funding cuddle beds,
  • support more patients to access cancer trials,
  • fund advanced rehabilitation robotics, and
  • train new doctors on high-risk surgical techniques for children with cutting-edge resources.
This is a cuddle bed. It has room for a patient's loved one to stay close.

What impact did CAN GIVE DAY have in 2020?

Last year’s CAN GIVE DAY raised $315,000 and funded 14 new items and services for patients including: 

  • $133,255 to Student training for a Paediatric HAL advanced patient simulator 
  • $2,400 to Emergency Department for a brochure to assist non English speaking patients  
  • $3,828 to Pathology for Recliner Chairs for pregnant patients 
  • $4,159 to Adolescent Mental Health for a Day Service Programs 
  • $134,000 to Cardiology for a Portable Cardiac Ultrasound Machine 
  • $10,296 to Brindabella Rehab Service for a Cough Assist Machine 
  • $2,553 to University of Canberra Hospital for a Virtual Reality program for occupational deprivatio

You CAN thank our healthcare heroes and BUILD an awesome LEGO creation for CAN GIVE DAY REGISTER NOW