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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.



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Tips for Hosting a Bun in the Oven Event

Tips for hosting a ‘Bun in the Oven’ event

  1. Set a date

You can hold your event anytime that suits you!

  1. Decide on location and type of event

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.

  1. Decide how you will collect donations

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.

  1. Invite your guests

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.

  1. The bun!

“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.

  1. Say thanks

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.

  1. Send donations and donation slips to the Gidget Foundation

You can deposit funds online to the Gidget Foundation bank account

Gidget Foundation

BSB 032 297

Account 282796

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.

Gidget Foundation

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!

Fundraising and Promotion Ideas

Fundraising and promotion ideas

  1. Prizes

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?

  1. Media

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.

  1. Donations

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.

  1. Have fun

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:

Pram power 1            Pram power 2


Host toolkit

Sample email invitation

Donation form/Request for Tax Receipt

Bun in the Oven Advertising Flyer



Fundraisers who hold a ‘Bun in the Oven’ event and raise $150 or more will receive a beautiful limited edition Gidget Bracelet donated by Palloys Group.





Contact Us

Gidget House
34 McLaren Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Tel: 02 9460 1550 or 1300 851 758
Fax: 02 9460 1551


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