Walk On Water
"We formed fundraising group Walk on Water (WOW) after visiting Cambodia in 2009 and being inspired to help underprivileged communities. Through selling Cadbury Fundraiser each week, we get our story out to many corporates. We've raised money to buy rice and medical supplies, and fund learning programs for the New Hope Centre in Siem Reap every month. Our efforts make a significant difference and we sincerely thank Cadbury for opening the doors and making fundraising so easy"
The WOW gals - Walk on Water
Cathy, Louise, Moira and Ruth
Ks 4 Country Kids
"The Ks 4 Country Kids charity bike ride is annual 265km cycling challenge over three days with 60 participants aiming to raise $130,000 towards the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.
In the last two years we've raised $3,500 by selling Cadbury's Fundraiser products - Europe Honey Log and Cherry Ripe were my best sellers!"
Cystic Fibrosis Charity Ball Committee
"The annual auction of a 10kg Block at our Cystic Fibrosis Charity Ball always generates a huge amount of buzz in the room. This year's $5,000 bid set a new auction record. It's now our number one auction item!"
Longford Gas Plant - raising money for cancer
In the last three years, the Safety Promoter fundraising group at the Longford Gas Plant in Sale has raised over $35,000 for the Cancer Council Relay for Life through sales of Cadbury Fundraiser chocolate/product.
In July 2010, the fundraising group were approaching a huge sales milestone and decided to mark the occasion with an exciting workplace competition.
The countdown began and the anticipation grew. Who would sell the 30,000th chocolate? Eight days later, at 3.34pm the Safety Promoter fundraising group sold their 30,000th chocolate!
The lucky winner received a DVD player and a selection of Cadbury chocolates. Cadbury chocolates were also rewarded to the 29,999th and 30,001st buyers.
Gungahlin Lions Club, Canberra
"The Gungahlin Lions Club thanks Cadbury Fundraiser and particularly Consultant Maxine Hort for helping us raise almost $8,000 last year for the Ayui Foundation in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The Foundation provides 20 Akha hilltribe children with educational opportunities and valuable life skills."
Logan Youth Music Exchange
"The Logan Youth Music Exchange was formed in 2001 to give Logan City's best young musicians the opportunity to spread their wings and develop their music. The exchange has built strong relationships with Logan's sister cities and regularly hosts their music groups.
In September this year, 32 young musicians will tour sister city Hirakata in Japan and perform with local schools, bands and orchestras.
The Exchange has worked with Penny and her crew at Cadbury Fundraiser in Brisbane to raise over $12,000 to help the musicians on what will be a cultural and muscial trip of a lifetime."
Jim, Fundraising Manager
Quantin Binnah Fundraising Co-ordinator
"As a fundraising co-ordinator of a large community centre, finding fundraisers that are not only successful, profitable and time effective is a hard job!
Fundraising with Cadbury did all of the above. They made our fundraising experience easy and fun!
The staff are fantastic to deal with and are there every step of the way through ordering product, delivery of the product, helping with promoting your fundraiser with a promotions pack and at the end of the fundraiser the billing process.
Cadbury's product is of high quality and a name that everyone knows which made selling a breeze, and the profit margin on the product makes using Cadbury a number one choice for us every year.
Thank you Cadbury for the hard work you put into running a successful fundraising program as it then in turn makes using Cadbury for fundraising a fun and easy job everytime."
Toni's Nippers in Bali
Toni's Nippers in Bali program teaches kids invaluable surf lifesaving skills. The program, held in Kuta, Bali, is the brainchild of Toni-Lee, a 12 year old year seven student from Perth who holidays in Bali with her family. Toni-Lee uses Cadbury Fundraiser to raise much-needed funds for the program
Young Voices of Melbourne
Young Voices of Melbourne is one of Australia's leading children's choirs and have been a Cadbury Fundraiser customer for about seven years. Fundraising coordinator, Barbara said, "My son is the director of Young Voices and so raising funds for the group is a real passion for me and every cent earned goes back into training, touring and putting on fabulous shows. We usually sell between 200-300 boxes each year. Last year we sold 187 boxes and raised $4584 and this year we have plans to sell even more. Thanks Cadbury Fundraiser, we couldn't do it without you!".
Why community groups love Cadbury Fundraiser
From Rebecca, on her fundraising success:
"The simple Freddo allowed our homegroup to fundraise enough money to not only build a water well for a remote community in Africa, but set up a fishing farm in Indonesia. It's exciting to know that a little frog can bring joy to more than those who consume it."
From David, on his favourite Cadbury Fundraiser product:
"I have to say Freddo’s best (any variety). I use them as currency. For example; when colleagues help me I reward them with Freddos. Problem is, word got out and everybody wants to help - I have little work now. I need to keep a close eye on stock as my little "Chocolate Economy" could easily collapse should I run out!"
From Kathryn, why she fundraises:
"I love to raise funds for The Cancer Council due to the enormity of cancer and how it affects so many lives. Mine especially, with my father fighting bladder cancer, and losing our brother-in-law to leukemia in 2005. I want my children to grow in a time where cancer is curable."
From Althea, the organisation she fundraises for:
"What I like best about supporting Victorian SES (Ballarat Unit) is that it supports my community. Every member is a volunteer, and they give their time and efforts to help out others in our community in times of need - like when there are storms. They also assist other emergency services when requested, and educate our children to stay safe."
From Gayle, why she fundraises:
"The smile on their faces! That is the just the best. Keeping frail aged and those with disabilities in their own homes. Providing entertainment and support. Helping those who care for them to have 'time out'. These people are my heroes. Their ability to keep happy when there are so many demands and stresses in their every day lives. And do they love the chocolates that we issue to them as bingo prizes! Whether they enjoy themselves, give them to their carer or save it for grand children. Chocolates, especially Cadbury are always a winner! Thankyou for the opportunity of sharing with you."
From Alison, the organisation she fundraises for:
"I enjoy being part of the Mudgee Cancer Support group because we are working together to make a difference in the community. Most of our fundraising money comes from your wonderful Freddos and last year we bought equipment for Mudgee Hospital Palliative Care unit. This year we are buying equipment for the hospital's Chemotherapy Ward. Thank you Cadbury Fundraiser."