This Stratco National Patio Day, Saturday 5 December help us raise funds for Cancer Council to bring us closer to a cancer free future. The more you fundraise in the lead up to your National Patio Day celebration, the greater difference you can make to the lives of those impacted by cancer.
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.
5 Ways To Help Raise Funds For Cancer Council
1. Purchase a Stratco Patio
For every Stratco Patio sold Stratco will donate $50 to Cancer Council to help fund Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support programs and raise awareness about the importance of sun protection whenever the UV is 3 and above. Stratco Patios have been providing vital shade to families all over Australia for decades so they can enjoy the Australian summer safely with protection from the sun.
2. Host a party
National Patio Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with friends and family under your favourite patio and on the first Saturday of Summer and support for Cancer Council. Share the link to your fundraising page via Cancer Council on social media to friends and family to fundraise. You could include games on the day such as finksa, a giant tumbling tower, boche or a swimming race where all competitors need to donate to compete. Or create a list of penalties that result in a donation including no hat, no sunscreen and no shade to ensure your guests are sun safe throughout the day. You could even host a movie night with ticket admission so all funds raised can be donated to Cancer Council. Have fun with fundraising by following the tips above, the choice is yours!
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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!*
See how your support can help those in need.
$18 can provide 20 easy-to-understand information packs on treatments and practical advice to Australians affected by cancer.
$25 can protect 15 children from potentially harmful sun exposure through our SunSmart school program.
$43 can pay for a cancer nurse to be available on 13 11 20 for an hour to offer expertise and support to those in need.
$155 can provide transport and a night’s stay at a local Cancer Council Lodge for people who need to travel for vital cancer treatment.
$510 can help provide annual training to Support Group Volunteers so they can offer ongoing emotional and practical support to those impacted by cancer.
$1000 can pay for an analysis of two gene samples for a research project.
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*.
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:
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.