Fundraising for us

Fundraising for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. There are many ways you can make a difference.

You may choose to make a one-off donation, support an event, sponsor a participant or hold your own fundraising activity or event. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Golf days
  • Music festivals
  • Shaving off beards
  • Open gardens
  • Running events
  • Melbourne Cup
  • City to Bay teams
  • Cake stalls

If you are interested in fundraising for AMRF, please click here to see our fundraising guidelines. The booklet includes information to assist you with your activity and outlines requirements of fundraising for the AMRF.

If you have any further questions please feel free to email ceo@melanomaresearch.com.au or phone 0419 822 969.

The AMRF wishes to advise that we don’t not employ the services of any third party or professional fundraising body.

Current fundraisers

Jack Hudson story

MOVID-19 Melanoma Fundraiser

I’ve started up a fundraiser to give to a foundation that’s close to myself and my family.

My father-in-law has been living with melanoma for four years and this year it has been harder than ever.

A few years ago we all did the Melanoma March together for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation to raise funds in the hope we can find a cure.

During these tough times, I’ve started my own fundraiser for the AMRF, called ‘MOVID-19’.

For each day I work from home during this coronavirus period, I will keep this mo for the double the amount of time.

If I work from home for three months, I’ll keep it another three months and so on.
It would really mean a lot of if you could spare a donation and help this cause to ensure one day we can find a cure for this horrible disease.

If you would like to support Jack, please donate here

Previous community fundraisers​

Take a look at some of the wonderful fundraising activities that members of the community host to support the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation. It is the funds raised by these generous and committed donors that enables us to continue our vitally important work.

MGA Whittles Community Foundation
MGA Whittles Fundraising 2020

MGA Whittles staff from all branches continued their commitment to fundraising in 2020 and although their campaign was carried out online due to COVID-19 restrictions, they raised an amazing $7000.

Once again the MGA staff community foundation decided to match the amount raised. AMRF are once again humbled by the support and look forward to the continued relationship.

Round For Rick - Ambrose Golf Day

Capella Golf Club in Qld was the setting on Saturday 26th October for Family & Friends to gather and play golf to honour the memory of Rick Napthali. Damien Smith and Shaun Christensen spearheaded the event and 113 players gathered to form Teams in support of this fundraiser. The Ambrose format is very popular as it allows all standards of golfers to mix and play together with equal enjoyment irrespective of ability, so a 4 ball best ball game was organised for this event. What a terrific event and made more special by having Rick’s parents and brothers attend this year.

Thank you Damien and Shaun and everyone who supported this event to help make it the special day it was.

Steer Mobb Running Team at Westpac City To Bay 2019

Oscar (12yrs) and Banjo (8yrs) decided that they should fundraise for Melanoma research and prevention. There had been a number of their family Members who have had battles with melanoma and the boys are acutely aware of the importance of prevention. The Steer Mobb were blown away by the overwhelming support of family and friends with their fundraising target exceeding by one hundred and fifty percent.’

Michael Stanbury at Westpac City To Bay 2019

5 years ago my brother Richard passed away from Melanoma cancer. He is my motivation to do this. Richard was 56yrs old. I am 56 now and can’t imagine not seeing my family again. So I am doing this in memory of my Brother and hopefully help others. We can make a difference.

I’m inspired by the work of Australian Melanoma Research Foundation and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Westpac City-Bay Fun Run Presented by Sunday Mail 2019.

Wattle Street Market
Wattle Street Market

Thanks to Jacqueline and her team for their support for AMRF at their summer markets, raising awareness to be sun smart and providing sunscreen and fundraising.

Wattle St Market is a pop-up garden market at 85 Wattle Street in Fullarton with a focus on local and handmade artisans. As a boutique market, it brings together an eclectic mix of stalls from fashion and accessories, organic soy candles, skin and body care, towels and linen, art, homewares and delicious lunch and snack options and much more! You can follow them on Facebook.

T8T Fest 2019 & Mela-No-More Fundraising Shave

We wish to congratulate Shelley and Amanda Tait on yet another fantastic Music Festival at the GrandView Hotel on Sept 7 in Bowen, QLD. Once again the community, along with family and friends came together to remember Nicholas Tait, a local musician who sadly lost his battle with melanoma. 

This year as part of T8T fest weekend the Mela-No-More Fundraising Shave was held on Sept 8th and Robby Charles raised money for AMRF by shaving off his beard. Thank you Robby, what a wonderful way to have some fun and remember your friend Nicholas. 

All in all a fantastic weekend bringing the community together in memory of Nicholas and raising awareness and much needed funds for research. So from all of us here at AMRF to All of you in Bowen, our heartfelt Thanks.

Oct 5 & 6 - Open Garden - Port Lincoln

Sharon and Bevis Frances held an Open Garden Event in memory of their daughter-in-law.

‘Rosewood’ their beautiful garden with stunning ocean views was the setting for live music, cake stalls, plant sales in addition to strolling amongst their gorgeous Rose bushes.

Thanks to Darren and Shane at Wright Evans Partners, Phil Channon of Bendigo Bank-Pt Lincoln and Geoff Nottle of Eyre Travel for their generous sponsorship.

Check the link for the story in Port Lincoln Times

The Crosbie Crew organise 'Roys Run' each year in memory of their friend Roy Morris.

Roy was an integral part of the Crosbie Crew since its earliest days and will always be one of the most loved and respected members of our group.

This year the run was held on Saturday 13th July and everyone is welcome to join in Roy’s Run and the post-run breakfast. It’s a fun run/walk, a light self serve breakfast is kindly donated by Kere Kere Green Cafe, in return for a minimum $5 donation toward melanoma research.

Here’s a great pic of the Crew!

Lyell Duffy Charity Golf Day at Yeppoon Golf Club, QLD

This year the Lyell Duffy Memorial Golf Day was held on 21st July at Yeppoon Golf Club, which is the day before the 5th Anniversary of Lyell’s passing. Each year since, Lyell’s work mates at Capricornia Correctional Centre have organised a charity golf day in his memory – raising funds for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation this year Lyell’s wife Fay Duffy and family organised the event.

Here is a message from Fay…

“Lyell was a correctional officer at CCC, he loved fishing, pigging, camping but mostly being with his family – he adored his 3 children and his granddaughter.

It’s amazing how we went from everyday life to living with melanoma and tragically living without Lyell who lost his very short 9 week battle with stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.

We hold this event to help raise awareness and to maybe one day prevent another family having the journey we have had. We as a family find this a wonderful way to pay tribute to Lyell and raise funds and awareness of Melanoma.

It was a fun event with lots of laughs, memories shared, and drinks flowing.

Lyell’s Legacy continues in each of his family and friends.”

Shaving In Memory Of Jimbo

Congratulations to Meagen and Andrew Davis for their wonderful effort organising an online fundraiser (through the ‘Everyday Hero’ platform) in memory of their father/father-in-law James Davis. The campaign included an incentive, if their fundraising target was reached, Meagen would shave her head and Andy the same with the addition of his beard. Their messaging through the campaign had a dedicated focus “We don’t just want to fundraise, we want to get the conversation started about skin health. We want everyone to be aware of the damage caused by sun exposure and understand the prevalence of skin cancer in their region. We want everyone to be proactive and seek regular skin checks. And we want everyone to understand and recognise changes in their own skin and to seek treatment immediately. Skin cancer is preventable, if only we take the steps for prevention!”

Become a Friend of the Foundation

Are you passionate about the melanoma cause? Would you like to become more involved in supporting AMRF activities? Do you have a story that may inspire others to be sun-safe or get a skin check? Perhaps your club or business is looking to support a charity or you want to hold your own fundraising event. Or perhaps you’d like to quietly make a regular donation. Whatever it is, we invite you to become a Friend of the Foundation.

Becoming our friend means you can help us in raising awareness and become part of our life changing work. We can’t do it without you. Simply fill in our secure online form and tick the ways in which you’re able to help.

Become a Friend of the Foundation

By becoming a Friend of the Foundation, you will join a dedicated group and receive invitations to events, hear of our activities and have the opportunity to assist us with an event. We will also send you our quarterly Enewsletters and other occasional correspondence. AMRF will not disclose any of your details to any other party.

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