About the Event

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What is Paws for Sick Kids?

Paws for Sick kids is a campaign asking all pets (and their hoomans) to walk either 31km, 100km or 200km in the month of July 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.

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What are the distances?

There are three challenges to choose from.

31km challenge = 1km per day

100km challenge = 3.22km per day

200km challenge = 7.45km per day

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When is Paws for Sick Kids?

Paws for Sick Kids will be taking place between 1 - 31 July 2024.

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What is in the Welcome Pack?

Your welcome pack contains your very own PAWS Bandana, a Fridge Calendar so you can track your KMs and a welcome letter. The packs will be sent out once a week so it can take anywhere between 3 - 7 days to arrive.

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How do I join the Facebook Group?

It's easy pawsy. Simply click here and request to join so you can share your best pupperazzi shots and keep up with all of our PAWSOME pack!

Taking Pawt

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How do I sign up?

Furbulous that you want to sign up! All you need to do is click here to register.

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What if I don't have a dog?

That's fine, you can walk on your own or get a group of friends or colleagues together and help us make a beautiful difference in the lives of sick and injured children and their families.

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Can I start my challenge whenever I want?

Our challenge month is 1 - 31 July 2024, however we understand some people may come on board a little later, so that's OK. Do the best you can and we will be cheering you on!

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What if my dog can't walk all the way?

No problem at all. Make sure you take care of you and your best furrend and do the best you can with the challenge. 

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Where do I log my KMs?

You can log your distance in your personalised dashboard, but also don't forget to log them on your PAWTASTIC fridge calendar from your welcome pack.

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How can I use social media to promote my challenge?

Join our PAWSOME Facebook Group here and share your daily pupperazzi shots. And don't forget use the hashtag #pawsforsickids on Facebook and Instagram so we can keep up with your challenge.

I want to register as a pack

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

We ruff 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. Regsitering a team is easy pawsy simply select create or join a team. Think of a fun team name and start recruiting your pet friends and raise funds to support sick kids.

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How do I create a team?

It’s simple. Click here 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.

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How do I invite people to my team?

The 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.

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Can anyone join my team?

If you make your team public then yes anyone can join it. You can 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.

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Can we do the challenge together?

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

Sponsoring and Donating

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How do hoomans sponsor me/my team?

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

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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.


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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

Connect with us @rmhc_sydney #pawsforsickkids