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* One Day Fun Day 2019 *
One Day Fun Day is a one day national event that will provide a day of free fun for disadvantaged, sick or at risk kids and their carers across Australia to be held Saturday, 14th September 2019. A Free Day of Fun For 10,000 Australian Kids and Carers A FREE day of fun for vulnerable kids aims to raise thousands of smiles for those who are sick, disadvantaged or struggling. Children who are battling illness, having a hard time at school, are in and out of home care or from recently arrived migrant families will be given a day of joy at locations across Australia. The One Day Fun Day on September 14 aims to bring happiness to more than 10,000 children, their families and carers who might be going through a tough time.
Our targetAN AMAZING DAY TO REMEMBER FOR 10,000 AUSTRALIAN KIDS AND CARERS. SUPPORTED BY FUN-LOVING BUSINESSES, ORGANISATIONS AND COUNCILS ACROSS AUSTRALIA. WE ARE AIMING TO REACH A TOTAL OF $500,000 WORTH OF IN-KIND FUN ACROSS AUSTRALIA IN A SINGLE DAY. Register to take part in One Day Fun Day
The origins of One Day Fun Day™When FunSearch CEO Chris Gillard was around the age of eight or nine, he found a young runaway the same age, called Lawrence, hidden in his home in Brisbane. As kids will do Chris and Lawrence immediately made friends. Like millions of other kids around the country that day, Lawrence then spent the day happily playing with Chris and his sister at their home, skateboarding, trampolining, riding BMX bikes, running around and just being kids, being active outside. But unlike many others, as night fell Lawrence had no other option but to be taken back to his home, a secure facility for orphaned children and wards of the state. The day etched itself in Chris's memory.Odonata Operations Director Sam Marwood and FunSearch CEO, Chris Gillard have known each other for years and often discussed ways they might activate positive changes through their business, government and NFP networks. The two organisations formalised ties in 2018 to develop and launch the initiative.One Day Fun Day™ was devised by Chris and supported by Odonata to help find fun for kids just like Lawrence, and many more across Australia.
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