Birthday Fundraising Heroes
Friday, 7th August 2020

Is your birthday coming up? You can celebrate and support Parkinson’s research by hosting a birthday fundraiser. Birthday fundraising is a great way to make your birthday extra special and spread awareness about Parkinson’s. This week we’re featuring some of our fundraising heroes who have hosted birthday fundraisers for Shake It Up.

Helen’s birthday fundraiser

For their birthday in July this year, Helen decided to create a Facebook fundraiser and ask for donations to Shake It Up. Thanks to the generosity of their friends and family, Helen raised $315 which will make a difference for Parkinson’s Research.

Nicole asks for donations instead of presents

In lieu of birthday presents this year, Nicole decided to ask their network for donations for Parkinson’s research. Nicole said “Finding a cure will make so many lives so much easier.” Through a Facebook birthday fundraising page, Nicole raised $800 towards better treatments for Parkinson’s.

Shane Hill’s Halfway to 120 Birthday Bash

Shane Hill has been a strong supporter of Shake It Up, sponsoring our Hot August Night concert in 2018. In 2019, before Covid-19 put a temporary halt to in-person birthday parties, Shane hosted a ‘Halfway to 120’ birthday bash, with his friends, family and special guest musicians. By asking for donations instead of presents, Shane raised over $14,000.

How can I get involved with birthday fundraising?

The easiest way to get involved with birthday fundraising for Shake It Up is to create a Facebook birthday fundraiser when your birthday rolls around. You’ll find Shake It Up on the list of charities you can support under the name “Shake It Up Australia Charitable Trust”.

If you’re not a Facebook user or would prefer to use a different online fundraising platform, we prefer Raisely. You can set up a birthday fundraising page here.

If your state allows, you can also host an in-person gathering of friends and family for your birthday and ask for cash donations.

If you’d like to get started on a birthday fundraiser, feel free to contact our Community Fundraising and Events Manager, Isobel on