Events and fundraising

Join in events and activities and support disadvantaged Australian children

Taking part in events is a great way to get involved in your local community, while also raising much-needed funds for our programs that help Australian children in need. You’ll also be helping to raise awareness about disadvantage in Australia and the important work we do to help children in these communities get the most from their education. 

It’s easy to get involved in existing fundraising events or organise your own

City2Surf 2010 - Nic Hanson, Flickr

City2Surf 2010, image courtesy Nic Hanson, Flickr.

Organise your own event

Start your own fundraising event.

Create your own event

Organise your own event

Raising funds through your choice of event has never been more fun or simple! Help us give children in need the hand-up they need by organising a ‘hand-up’ fundraiser of your own. There are so many ‘hand-ups’ to choose from - whether you want to dress-up, cook-up, or make-your-own-up. You could even give-up presents for a special occasion, like your birthday or engagement, and ask for donations instead of gifts.

get started

Join an existing event

Whether running for a reason in City2Surf or cycling for a cause in BUPA Around The Bay, there’s so many ways you can get active for Aussie kids need. Simply choose from one of the many community sporting events around Australia and get sponsored for your efforts to support our work with disadvantaged children too. From cycle to swim and marathon to mud run, there really is something for everyone!

Join an event

City to Surf runners

Join the City2Surf

Bupa Around the Bay

Junior team on startline

Ride in Bupa Around the Bay

Bupa Around the Bay

Get on your bike for Bupa Around the Bay this October in Australia’s largest one-day cycling event and The Smith Family’s biggest annual fundraiser.

Bupa Around the Bay

The Smith Family events

90's themed Quiz Night - Adelaide, 30 May 2014

Help us celebrate The Smith Family’s 21st birthday in South Australia with a 90’s themed Quiz Night, to celebrate our founding era in SA, 1993.

On Friday May 30 at Adelaide’s Pembroke School, the evening will include a trivia quiz, activities, a silent auction and prizes to be won! All proceeds will go to The Smith Family.

Please contact Alana for more information at or (08) 8224 1431. 

Tickets are available now, but are strictly limited, so book soon to secure your table.

Join an event!

Back 2 School Day

Get your friends and family together at your work, club, home or school to celebrate your past and change a child's future as part of our Back 2 School Day!

We'll provide you with everything you need to hold your event, including your own fully-customisable online fundraising page and an information kit.

Back 2 School Day

back 2 school day

Hold a Back 2 School Day event