Check out some of the incredible Footy Colours Day fundraisers in 2017!
ACT Pathology got creative with their Footy Colours Day celebrations in 2017.
"Dressed in our footy jerseys, we gathered a few people for a picnic lunch and footy kick off. When the goals were missed, that person had to put money in the bucket. That bucket was then donated to Fight Cancer Foundation's Footy Colours Day.
Goulburn Base Hospital
We loved seeing Goulburn Base Hospital show their true colours this year.
"We had a raffle, all prizes were donated by local businesses and raised over $900 . Then we put on a lunch courtesy of Crust Pizza, Red Rooster and the domestic staff at the hospital which was beautiful, and raised $164 from that. So altogether we raised $1064.35.," said Michelle.
Gardiners Run Golf Course
Golfers at Gardiners Run hit the fairways wearing their favourite teams' colours again in 2017.
"Footy Colours Day on AFL Grand Final day is now an annual event here at Gardiners Run. We encourage all golfers to put there colours on and donate a gold coin to participate in the day. Our members love it and are not afraid to show there teams alliance, especially if they have had a successful season! This is a great cause and we look forward to participating in the event again next year!" said Leigh.
Parliament House Social Club (NT)
We have loved seeing people from all across Australia participate in Footy Colours Day this year.
"The Northern Territory Parliament participated in Footy Colours Day by encouraging staff around the building to wear footy colours and donate at various locations. Pictured are the Collingwood Supporters in the Department of the Legislative Assembly on the Speaker's Green," said Thomas.
Merrylands Bowling Club & Guilford Bowling Club
The Merrylands and Guilford bowling clubs the embraced the opportunity to show their true colours in 2017, hosting a competition between the two clubs.
"We have two venues which participated, so we made it a competition to see which club could raise the most and then combined we had to beat what we raised last year. We all had such a great time with the added rivalry. Can't wait to do it again next year," said Shereen.
The staff at GOTAFE held their Footy Colours Day at the end of September.
"Last week GOTAFE attended their last Staff Development Day for the year.
The day was quite colourful with staff getting dressed up for Footy Colours Day. It was a great day raising much needed funds for the Fight Cancer Foundation. Altogether staff raised $403.55!" said Sarah.
BWX Australia wore their team's colours with pride for Footy Colours Day.
"We held a Footy Pie Lunch with a dress up competition. All codes of football were represented even American Gridiron. We raised $400 from the event and everyone loved the chance to be a little silly and support their team," said Kelly.
Golf Australia got in the spirit of Footy Colours Day this September.
"We put on a catered lunch in a nearby park and involved a kick of the footy, team colours and footy theme songs! Everyone who attended donated a minimum of $10 towards the fundraiser!" said Shaun.
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage showed their true colours again in 2017.
"For the past couple of years, staff at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (formally Aboriginal Affairs) have supported Footy Colours Day and more importantly raising funds to help kids living with cancer. Coming together means so much to ensure that kids with cancer achieve the same educational milestones as their peers," said Elaine.
Jemena - Broadmeadows
Energy company Jemena wore their team's colours with pride for kids with cancer, and hosted a barbecue for their staff to enjoy.
"We held a successful Footy Colours Day where we held a BBQ lunch funded by our company to bring all of the site and other Jemena personnel together. To raise money we held a raffle with prizes donated, took cash donations on the day and held a footy sweep. We also held a longest kick comp for fun. Donations for the raffle were meat trays donated by a local butcher and generous donations from teams of a gift basket and gift vouchers. We managed to raise over $500 on the day, achieving our target. We will be looking to make the day bigger next year!" said Ben.
Engadine High School
After a premiership worthy Footy Colours Day performance in 2016, Engadine High School have again impressed Fight Cancer Foundation this year with their Footy Colours Day spirit!
"The Year 7 SRC members chose to coordinate Footy Colours Day as their SRC project for 2017. We won the Team Spirit Award last year and enjoyed the day so much the SRC decided to do it again this year. All students and staff were invited to wear their team colours on Friday, 15 September and make a gold coin donation. The PDHPE Faculty organised a Soccer Round Robin competition at lunch time. Students registered a team for $20 and they had to include a teacher on their team. The SRC sold hot dogs and cold drinks at lunch time. There was such a great feel in the school on Friday as we fundraised and raised awareness of the great work the Fight Cancer Foundation does. We managed to raise over $1600 for the Foundation," said Tracey.
My Planet Childcare, Guildford
Kids, parents and teachers from My Planet Childcare in Guildford hosted their Footy Colours Day in late September.
"We advertised for our event a few weeks prior and invited the parents to join us. On Friday the 22nd September everyone joined us for our footy colours day. People enjoyed a food stall, make your own jersey activity, NRL tattoos and football games for the kids. The outcome was great and everyone had a lot of fun and we raised money for a great cause which was the most important important part of the day," said Theresa.
Department of the Environment and Energy
The Team from Internal Communications and Production Services, Communications, Innovation and Partnerships Branch, Department of the Environment and Energy got behind Footy Colours Day in 2017!
Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department
The Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department team showed their true colours for kids with cancer this September.
"Our Footy Colours day was held on Thursday 7th September in the Emergency Department Tea room. We had a steady stream of staff coming in throughout the day to eat pies, sausage rolls and all things sweet. The borrowed pie warmer from the local footy club looked like a relic from the 80's but heated an absolutely treat. Boscastle Pastries and Food from Brunswick kindly donated four dozen gourmet party pies. Two leather Footies were donated by Rebel Sports -Northland which were a great fundraiser and created some more excitement," said Angela.
Malvern Central School
Schools around Australia are really getting behind Footy Colours Day this year and are coming up with clever ways of helping kids with cancer continue with their education.
One school to already celebrate Footy Colours Day is Malvern Central School – who held a school-wide fundraising day full of fun footy activities including a sausage sizzle and auction to help kids with cancer continue with their education.