Go Dotty and Fundraise for Braille House

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  • Fun runs and marathons
  • Craft-a-thons, television-a-thons and other a-thons
  • Wine tastings and art exhibitions
  • Sausage sizzles and markets
  • Morning teas, cocktails and dinners
  • Trivia nights and movie nights

Raising funds for Braille House is a fun and rewarding way to make a difference in supporting children and adults who are blind or have low vision to achieve their life’s goals.

Your individual, corporate or group’s efforts enables Braille House to continue to do what it has done since 1897  …teach and create braille.

Braille is brilliant because it empowers people who are blind or have low vision to be literate. These tiny dots support them to live independently, attain their desired level of education, increase their chances for employment and enable them to interact with communities just like everyone else.

There are many ways you can fundraise for Braille House.

Call us today on (07) 3848 5257 with your fundraising idea/event or if you need advice on or have any questions in regards to fundraising. Alternately, complete our Register Your Fundraising Activity Form (making sure you read carefully the Fundraising Terms and Conditions ) and email us by clicking here. One of our team will be in touch 1–2 working days from receipt of your application.

To get you started, here are some suggestions…

Fun Runs and Marathons:  Fun runs are an adventurous way to meet new people, raise money for Braille House and challenge your fitness. Organise one yourself or participate in one of the many hundred held across Australia every year – here’s a link to just a few.  Add to the fun by putting together a team with a Dotty themed running gear. Ready – set – go Dotty!

A-thon Event: a-thons work pretty much the same – either alone or with others seek friends, family, work colleagues, church congregations and anyone else you know to sponsor you (and your team) for the time or amount of the chosen activity you achieve during the nominated timeframe.  If you are crafty get sponsored 10 hours of craft making; dance groups can raise money for 10 hours of dancing; or if you are a bit of a couch potato get sponsored for watching 10 hours of TV – you get the picture. A-thons are a great way to have fun whilst going a bit Dotty!

A group of ladies sitting around a table with crafting materials

At the first Braille House Craft-a-thon, ten crafty ladies got together to laugh, have fun and spend hours knitting teddy bears, sewing cards and quilting various items. This simple fundraising event created new friendships whilst raising around $500 for Braille House.
(Sally – Fundraiser)

Cinta Graves with a group of runners at Mt Coot-thaOn 13 November, a group of runners from Brissie Running Women got together for a Sunday morning trail run around Mt Coot-tha, followed by a breakfast BBQ. Everyone who stayed for breakfast contributed $10 with all proceeds to Braille House, towards “building a collection of brailled books for 0-4 yr olds who are blind or have low vision or who have parents who are blind or have low vision so they can read to their kids.” Just over $70 was raised for Braille House. Without too much organisation, it was a simple and easy way to raise money while having a lot of fun …and keeping fit!
(Cinta – Fundraiser)

Penny with four ladies holding gift bags
My morning tea was fun with many friends donating even if they couldn’t attend. I was very excited to raise over $700 from this simple event.
(Penny- Fundraiser)


More ways to get involved

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