Host a ‘Bun in the Oven’ event to help the Gidget Foundation promote the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.
We promoted 'Bun in the Oven' during Postnatal Depression Week in November 2017 but we encourage Gidget Foundation supporters to host a 'Bun in the Oven' event at any time!
Plan a get together or host a casual brunch, morning tea or perhaps a 5 o'clock wine with friends, family or workmates. Be creative and have fun while helping to raise awareness and vital funds to support the work of the Gidget Foundation.
Fundraisers will be eligible for some great prizes!
Please register online so we know a little about your event. Click below for tips, ideas and downloads to help you organise your unique 'Bun in the Oven' event.
You can hold your event anytime that suits you!
A small gathering at home? An office morning tea? A party in a park? The type of event you host is up to you.
You might decide to have a theme for your event or to keep it really simple. Just make sure you have wet weather plans and you book any public spaces.
You can set up an online fundraising page using Go Fundraise or Everyday Hero.
Setting up a fundraising page means you don’t have to deal with money on the day or collecting donation slips. Guests who donate via your fundraising page will receive an automatic receipt. You can also customise your fundraising page, upload photos and link to social media.
You may also collect donations on the day of your event by simply setting up a donations box. Put it somewhere highly visible! Please ask all donors to fill out a donation slip and send us all donation slips after your event. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and we will send receipts to everyone who donates.
Feel free to use our sample invitation email or design your own email, text or written invite.
Let your guests know why you are raising money and how they can donate. Use social media if need be to spread the word – some may be willing to donate even if they can’t attend your event.
“Bun” can mean many things! Make or buy a tasty loaf, cake, scones, muffins, finger buns, hamburger or hot dog buns. Feel free to be creative with your Bun in the Oven event.
Some friends may be able to help you cater for the event and bring a plate to share.
After your Bun in the Oven event, remember to thank everyone who donated. Let everyone know how much money you raised and that their contribution is valued.
You can deposit funds online to the Gidget Foundation bank account
BSB 032 297
Please use PND and your surname as EFT reference eg PND Smith
You can also send us a cheque made out to the Gidget Foundation.
If people donate at your event, please send donation forms to the following address.
PO Box 4076
Royal North Shore Hospital NSW 2065
Make sure you let us know if you make a deposit to our account and please send us photos of your event!
Can you, your friends or local businesses provide anything that could be used as prizes or raffle items? You could charge a gold coin entry fee to go into the draw for a lucky door prize?
Your local paper and/or radio station might be interested in your event. They may be looking for stories of how local community members are raising money and awareness of this treatable illness.
Make it easy to donate and be clear with your guests how they can donate. Check your progress if you have an online fundraising page, send reminders, set targets and announce your fundraising total. Some employers will match donations of their employees so encourage people to ask their employers about matching.
Encourage participation, create the right atmosphere and above all enjoy yourself! You will be more likely to host another Bun In the Oven event and your guests will be more likely to come again if everyone has fun!
Need some more inspiration?
Here are some pictures of Pram Power hosting their Bun in the Oven event: