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Put The FUN In FUNdraising


Fundraise in the lead up to your National Patio Day celebration and support those impacted by cancer.

This year on Saturday 5 December celebrate National Patio Day with your family, friends and loved ones to help Cancer Council. Money raised through National Patio Day will fund life-saving research, prevention and support programs for all Australians impacted by cancer while also raising awareness about the importance of sun protection whenever the UV is 3 and above.

Now for the FUN part. Here are our ideas on HowTo have FUN FUNdraising this National Patio Day.

Host A Movie Night

A movie night would be the perfect way to bring your community together and raise funds at the same time. Play your favourite all-time movie with friends and family with an admission ticket price which can be donated to Cancer Council after the night commences. 

Alternative Option

Stream the movie on Netflix Party so you can watch the movie together (virtually) and discuss your favourite parts in the chat feature. You won't need to tell anyone off for talking in your favourite parts either!

Run A Raffle On National Patio Day

Approach local businesses to request goods or vouchers as prizes then run the raffle at your celebration or workplace. Sell tickets for $2-$5 with an option of getting 10 tickets for a special price. The more you enter the more money you raise which can contribute to supporting those impacted by cancer. 

Alternative Option

The raffle can be run online using a raffle website such as Raffle Link or Raffle Tix. Simply gather the prizes as suggested above, set up the raffle online and share the link with your community for all to enter. Set a date and time for the prizes to be drawn with a video call so all can enjoy!

Host A Trivia Night

This is a great excuse to bring people together, have some laughs and raise those all-important funds. You could suggest a themed night such as the 90's, Disney, Australian Sport or Best Australian Artists with prizes for best dressed. Ask all those that attend for a donation contributing as their entry ticket. 

Alternative Option

Set up the Trivia Night using an online quiz website and invite your friends and family using the link provided. Set a time and date and watch the people you love come together. 

OR play Bingo with friends from home using an app from the App Store such as Bingo! to play with friends from home. Ask for an entry fee to be donated to Cancer Council and organise a prize for the winner!

Neighbourhood Street Party

Bring your favourite dish and a donation for Cancer Council to your street party to support this year's National Patio Day. Catch up with old friends and create new ones all for a good cause. 

Alternative Option

Cook your favourite home-cooked meal for the date and time set by yourself while eating together via a video call with family and friends. You may still watch your loved ones eat with their mouths open but at least you won't have to hear it so clearly. 

It’s important that when planning your National Patio Day event you make sure that you check any local COVID-19 event restrictions and follow social distancing guidelines. Please refer to your relevant state health website for more information.

3 Ways To Win With National Patio Day 2020

1. Sign Up & Fundraise For Your $20 Voucher And You Could Win a $30,000 Stratco Home Stadium*

Summer is the ideal time to entertain, so celebrate the start of summer by hosting your own Stratco National Patio Day event. Help educate those around you on the importance of sun safety and raise funds for Cancer Council. Every $20 you raise provides an entry to win a $30,000 Stratco Home Stadium*. You will also receive a $20 voucher and a number of additional special offers when you sign up to host a National Patio Day event*.

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2. Show Us Your Best Dennis To Win

As an Australian sports commentator, Dennis Cometti is known for his famous one-liners with great wit and brilliant quick thinking. Show Us Your Best Dennis by commentating your favourite backyard activity like Dennis to win. Here are some of our favourite one-liners from Dennis to inspire you:

  • "Centimetre perfect"
  • He "went into that last pack optimistically and came out misty optically"
  • "So it’s back to the old drawing board. Obviously a luxury that the guy who invented the drawing board didn’t have", 
  • "There is something magnetic about his aura. He should be covered in fridge magnets."

Show us your best Dennis on either Facebook or Instagram to win:

  • First Prize: Vuly Ultra M Trampoline valued at $1,050
  • Second Prize: Beefeater BUGG BBQ valued at $700
  • Third Prize: National Patio Day Pop Up Patio
  • We will also give away one $50 Stratco voucher for the best entry each fortnight.

How to enter:

You can enter on either Facebook or Instagram.

Facebook – By posting on the Entrant’s Facebook Page, tagging the Stratco Facebook page (@stratco) in an unrestricted public post. The Entrant’s Facebook account privacy must be set to public and not private.; or

Instagram – By posting on the Entrant’s Instagram Page and including #nationalpatioday in an unrestricted public post. The Entrant’s Instagram account privacy must be set to public and not private.

3. Share Your Celebrations To Win On National Patio Day

There will be a number of prizes given away to those who share their National Patio Day celebrations with us via social media on Saturday 5 December 2020.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more information.

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Show Your Support Online & Instore

Donate At stratco.com.au

Make a $1 donation to Cancer Council on the Stratco website. Skin cancer accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year, with at least two in three people diagnosed with skin cancer before age 70. We want to change that, and we can't do it without your support. You can donate $1 on top of your transaction and help Cancer Council work towards a cancer free future.

Purchase A National Patio Day Straw Hat

Practice sun safety leading up to your celebration and on National Patio Day by wearing your special edition hat. This hat protects you from the sun AND helps reduce your risk of skin cancer! Skin cancer accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year! Australia has the highest instance of melanoma in the world. Together, Stratco and Cancer Council are working to create a skin cancer free future for all Australians. $5 from every National Patio Day straw hat will go to Cancer Council to support their work across research, prevention and support and help raise awareness of the importance of sun protection.

Donate At Cancer Council 

You can support a host or donate directly to Cancer Council on the website. The money raised through National Patio Day enables Cancer Council to fund vital prevention, research, advocacy and support programs that save lives. Once you raise $20 you will gain an entry to win a $30,000 Stratco Home Stadium so get fundraising!*

*Stay safe. Please check your local social distancing restrictions when planning your event.