Getting started with Fundraising

By joining the Heartbeats 4 Heart Kids Challenge you will be helping raise the awareness of congenital heart disease (CHD) and the support needed for HeartKids. 

Check out our fundraising tips below or use the links above to ensure you reach your fundraising goal to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.


Follow these steps to ensure your challenge will make an impact to help kids and their families with the challenges of CHD for the rest of their lives. 

Set a Fundraising Goal

Make sure you set a fundraising goal on your profile page. Your friends will be more likely to sponsor you if they know you have a personal goal...and they'll help you achieve it.

The higher your fundraising goal, the more support you'll receive from your friends, family and workmates.

Customise Your Profile Page

Log on  to your profile page to make it personal and customise your profile page to make it your own.

Tell your story, upload your photo and keep your sponsors updated throughout your challenge to share your Heartbeat challenge!

Ask Everyone

Be sure to ask everyone you know to support your efforts to support HeartKids! You never know who will sponsor you and donations can come from the most unlikely places.

Share your personal story and the goal you hope to achieve, and then let people make their own decision to sponsor you.

If you never ask for support, how will people know to support you? 

Send an Email

Send an email to your friends, family and work colleagues to tell them about your personal challenge to support HeartKids!

Not sure what to write? We have a range of pre-written email templates for you to use that already include your personal details.

Get Social...on Facebook

Facebook is the perfect channel to communicate your goal, update your friends and ask for support.

Here are some simple ways to use Facebook for your challenge:

  • Customise your Facebook profile: Upload your very own personalised profile pic and timeline image to tell everyone about your challenge to support HeartKids! 
  • Post regular status updates: Post weekly updates through your Facebook and Instagram pages to communicate your personal progress to your friends and family.
  • Send a personal message: Send a personal message through Facebook to ask specific friends for their support - there's a good chance they would have already seen your status updates but it's nice to be personally asked!


Fundraising can be hard if you don't do it often. We've put together some tried and true tips and tricks to setting you up for fundraising success. There are also some idea starters to get your campaign going. Do these as a team, as an organisation or on your own with your personal network!

Fundraising Guide



Download these social media image tiles and share them on your social media channels with your page link, to tell your friends and family about what you hope to achieve through the Heartbeats 4 Heart Kids Challenge.

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