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What is Paws for Sick Kids?

Paws for Sick kids is a campaign asking all pets (and their hoomans) to get together, do a few challenges (easy, hard or your own) and raise funds for seriously ill children.

Funds raised will go to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney to keep families close while their child is being treated in hospital.

What are the challenges?

There are two sets of challenges or you can create your own.

We have The Easy Pawsy challenges and The Pawfessional challenges 

To learn more about these and see examples click here

When is Paws for Sick Kids?

There are two sets of challenges or you can create your own.

Wilbur will be doing his challenge from 2 August until 8 August 2020 and he would love for you to join him. However, you can do your challenge whenever suits you pets schedule during the month of August (oh and of course, yours).

Taking Part

How do I sign up?

Furbulous that you want to sign up! All you need to do is go to the top of the page and clock Sign Up

Can I do my own challenge?

Of course you can, just select the ‘I’m unique and different’ challenge and make your own challenge. It could be anything from doing 5kms of walking a day to teaching your bird to sing to Lady Gaga or your dog to sing to ‘Who let the dogs out! (Wilbur’s favourite song). Click here to register now.

Can I start my challenge whenever I want?

Of course, you and your hooman can start your challenge when you are ready. Just make sure you tag as at #pawsforsickkids or @rmhc_sydney on Instagram throughout the challenge. Wilbur will be doing his challenge between 2-8 August and there will be great prizes to win during the week!

I don't have a pet, can I still take part?

Wilbur would love for you to take part, you can either select my own challenge and as a hooman you can do your own challenge or you can support Wilbur's Challenge by visiting his page directly 

What if my pet can't do all the challenges?

No problems at all, just do the best you can with the challenges. Wilbur wants you and your hooman to have fun and make our sick kids smile.

Where do I log my pet's challenges? 

You can show the world your pet challenges in the following ways:

  1. Your pet blog! If you haven’t checked it out, you can find it on your fundraising dashboard under ‘My Page’. You can post photos, Tik Tok and YouTube videos or just write something about your challenge to your supporters.
  2. Post your challenges on your social media! I know it can seem daunting, but so many of your supporters want to see your challenges like the selfie challenge. By posting it on your social media using #pawsforsickkids, you can be featured on our ‘Inspiration Wall’ as well as connecting to other pets in the community.

How can I use social media to promote my challenge?

Easy, just use the hashtag #pawsforsickids on Facebook, Instagram or Tik Tok and you can be featured on our Inspiration Wall.

Taking part as a team

Can I start a team with my pet friends, family or colleagues?

Wilbur ruffs this idea! Having a team join Paws for Sick Kids is a fun way for pets (and their hoomans) to get together and support sick kids, you could even do the challenges together. It’s easy when you register, select create or join team. Think of a fun team name and start recruiting your pet friends and raise funds to support sick kids.

How do I create a team?

It’s simple. Just click the ‘Sign Up’ button and you will be asked if you’d like to create or join a team when you get to the ‘Create Your Page’ step. Still having trouble? Just shoot us an email at supporting.sydney@rmhc.org.au and we will help you complete the set up.

How do I invite people to my team?

More pets taking part together, the better! Creating a team to join Paws for Sick Kids is a pawtastic way to stay connected with other pets and their hoomans. After you create a team you can send pre-written email invites from your fundraising dashboard. Or simply share your team link, there’s a ‘Join Us’ button on the page.

Can anyone join my team?

Wilbur says yes, invite your other pet friends and ask them to invite their friends (and hoomans). It’s about having fun and supporting seriously ill children and making them smile. You will have the option to allow anyone to join your team, or you can set to private so only those you invite can join.

Can we do the challenge together?

Of course, with responsible social distancing of hoomans, all pets can do their challenge together.

Sponsoring and Donating

How do hoomans sponsor me/my team?

Your fundraising page is your best friend! Supporters can sponsor and donate to you / your team directly through your fundraising page. This will be set up as soon as you sign up.


Your online fundraising page is your best friend! Supporters can sponsor and donate to you / your team directly through your fundraising page. This will be set up as soon as you sign up.

Where does the money raised go to?

All funds raised will go directly to supporting seriously ill children and their families using Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney services. Check out our 'About' section for more information.

 

How can I keep my sponsors up to date? 

There are a few helpful ways for your hooman sponsors to keep up to date.

  1. Your pet blog. You can find it on “My Page” on your fundraising hub. Post all your updates here and invite your hoomans to your page for regular updates.
  2. Send them emails straight from your fundraising page! On your fundraising hub on “My Dashboard” you will find “Get Support”. Here are able to send emails to your contacts aswell as share your page directly to your socials! 
  3. Post your challenges on your social media as many of your supporters will most likely be on your social networks. By posting it on social media using #pawsforsickkids and tagging us on Instagram @rmhc_sydney you will be featured on our Inspiration Wall.

Something else we can help you with? Get in touch.

Paws for Sick Kids Team

Phone: 02 9382 1622

Email: supporting.sydney@rmhc.org.au

For media enquiries, please contact Tyler Gerszweski E: tyler.gerszewski@rmhc.org.au

For fundraising enquiries, please contact Rob Novotny M: 0412 399 229 E: rob.novotny@rmhc.org.au

For corporate partnership enquiries, please contact Rachel Stoddart M: 0409 244 564 E: rachel.stoddart@rmhc.org.au

Connect with us @rmhc_sydney #pawsforsickkids