Ideas and planning

Hosting a Pink Ribbon fundraiser is the perfect opportunity to catch up with those friends in your life who mean so much to you - and maybe include some new ones! And by getting the girls together and doing something you love, you can help make a big difference to those affected by breast and gynaecological cancers.

Here are six handy tips to help you make your Pink Ribbon Fundraiser a HUGE success:

1. Set a date

While October is the official month for Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day, you can get involved at any time throughout the year. This means you can choose a date that's most likely to suit the largest number of guests. Make sure you give everyone plenty of notice so they can put the date in their diary. Once you have chosen a date, spread the word and let your friends know about it by sending texts, emails or creating a Facebook event. Give them plenty of notice!

2. Have fun

The aim is to make the most of spending time together and have fun! Give your event a theme or keep it simple – it's up to you. For some inspiration, have a look at our fundraiser ideas!

3. Invite your guests

There are so many ways to get in contact these days. Finalise your guest list -then email, phone, text, mail or ask them in person. Keep a check on who you've asked. Think big by contacting Facebook or Twitter friends and followers. Even if they can't attend your event, they may be willing to donate online, so make sure you provide the necessary details.

4. Set up your online fundraising page

To set up your own event page register online. You can personalise your page with photos, videos and messages to your supporters. Friends and family who are unable to make your event can donate via your secure, online fundraising page.Why not kick-start your fundraising by making a contribution to show everyone you mean business! If you have already set up your page, login and get started.

5. Say thanks

After your fundraiser, don't forget to say thanks to everyone who donates and let them know how much you have raised.

6. Collect and bank your funds

The sooner we receive your proceeds, the sooner we can put the money to work! Banking online is the easiest way to bank your funds. Be sure to collect any outstanding donations and bank your funds online. Find out how by visiting our banking section.