This February we invite you to host your own Birthday For Babies fundraiser in support of Still Aware, to help honour all babies above by raising awareness and funds for stillbirth prevention.
By hosting a Birthday For Babies fundraising event, you will help celebrate all babies chasing butterflies above by honouring the babies who are not here to celebrate their birthdays alongside us. What makes your event a Birthday For Babies celebration is by choosing to host it on either February 12 or any day during February alongside Still Aware, and help raise funds to show your support.
If you want to host an event, here's how...
1. Choose a date
The official Birthday For Babies national event is hosted on February 12 every year in Glenelg, South Australia. The event began in 2015 to honour Alfie Foord-Heath who was born still on the 12th in 2014, and whose Mum decided that all babies should be celebrated whether they are by our sides or not. You can choose to celebrate your event on the same day, or on another day during the remembrance month of February.
2. Register your event
Make sure that you register your Birthday For Babies event by completing an event registration form (below), to receive your authority to fundraise and gain access to our free Host Kit which includes some great tips and printable invitations and checklists (don't have a printer? We'd be happy to post you some print-outs.)
3. Choose Event Type
Host an event at your work, at home, at your local park, or at a free community space. Some suggested event types might include a High Tea, BBQ, pop-up picnic, long table lunch, or a dinner party.
3. Invite your friends
Customise the enclosed invitation for your event and display at your work or community space. Others find social media calendar invites a quick and easy way to get the word out too!
Ask your guests to donate at your event. You can deposit funds raised at stillaware.org/donate, or alternatively set up an online fundraising page at everydayhero.com.au to create a page.
5. Share the love
Tag us in your event photos. Find us at @still_aware on Instagram! We'll re-share every mention in stories of your Instagram to show our appreciation of your support.
Get started by registering your own Birthday For Babies below: