Queensland-based charity Childhood Cancer Support has been recognised for their small budget, big impact work at the 2023 FIA National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising.
The small charity beat larger Australian charities, taking home the National Awards for both ‘’Impact on a Shoestring’’ and the Principal Award for ‘’Most Outstanding Fundraising Project’’.
Childhood Cancer Support was recognised for their ‘’Feels Like Home’’ program which raised $549,000 in grants across an eighteen-month campaign, with just a $2,000 spend.
Katherine Raskob, CEO of Fundraising Institute Australia says the recognition was well deserved and congratulated Childhood Cancer Support on achieving two significant wins in the 2023 FIA Awards for Excellence
“The FIA Awards recognise and celebrate the incredible impact of professional best practice fundraising by members and are hotly contested.” A win is a mark of excellence.
“The judges – all senior fundraising leaders – noted Childhood Cancer Support’s evidence of fantastic team work to deliver on your vision of supporting families and pragmatic approach to securing funds ensured a great return on investment with great outcomes.”
Childhood Cancer Support General Manager, Helen Crew says fundraising is essential for the charity to continue to help regional families.
‘’We rely on grants and public donations to continue to carry out our vital services in providing long-term and short-term accommodation, transport and support services to regional families facing childhood cancer.’’
‘’These awards are great national recognition for our small but passionate team who care so deeply for these families. Our goal is to be able to provide accommodation for more regional families who need to re-locate to Brisbane for life-saving treatment for their child through acquiring more properties near to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.’’
‘’We will continue to build our fundraising efforts to grow our services for the many families who are in need.’’
Childhood Cancer Support’s Board President, Bert Pulman says how incredible the recognition is for such a small charity.
‘’Childhood Cancer Support competed against charities 30 times their size in these categories, proving just how determined and passionate the team is in helping regional families facing childhood cancer’’ Bert says.