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Butterfly Fundraising is all about coming together as a community to help us continue to provide support across Australia. Butterfly appreciates your help. Join together with friends and family to support Butterfly and invite others in your community to get involved! Talk about eating disorders, destigmatise the illness, encourage people to reach out for support and raise money so that Butterfly can continue to provide treatment and recovery resources to all those affected.

Organising a community, individual, school or corporate fundraising event can help change the life of someone suffering from an eating disorder or negative body image. You may also want to consider becoming a regular donor. Butterfly’s fundraising has always been strongly supported by generous groups of people seeking to do their part to bring about positive change.

Want to fundraise for Butterfly?

To register your fundraising event with Butterfly, simply fill out the Expression of Interest online.   

Check out some great ideas for fundraising below, or download Butterfly's Fundraising Guide.  

Fundraising for Individuals

When you fundraise for Butterfly, you are bringing HOPE to those suffering from an eating disorder.

  • Request a donation in your name as your Birthday or Christmas gift or other celebration
  • Donate to Butterfly in lieu of a gift for friends and family
  • Invite friends over for dinner, instead of eating out and everyone donate the amount they would have spent on dinner
  • Hold a movie night at your house and show a feel good/positive movie
  • Bonbonniere gift – donate the amount you would have spent on a bonbonniere gift for your wedding day
  • Make a gift in memoriam - ask for donations in lieu of flowers or make a donation that will leave a legacy
  • Sign up for Everyday Hero - Peer to Peer Fundraising
  • Ride a bike, push a pram or wheelchair, run, skip, swim or hop for Butterfly!

Fundraising for Communities

Organising a community fundraising event can help change the life of someone suffering from an eating disorder or negative body image.

  • Host a bake sale
  • Organise a themed walk and have friend and family sponsor you to walk
  • Hold a raffle
  • Host a car boot sale
  • Host a trivia night event

Fundraising for Schools

There are a number of ways that your school can get involved and do good for people with negative body image and eating disorders.

  • Organise a casual clothes day or themed dress up day, with a gold coin donation for participating
  • Host a bake sale
  • Organise a soup kitchen where the canteen can sell soup cups
  • Host a trash or treasure sale
  • Organise a school concert where everyone pays a gold coin donation to attend
  • Organise a spray paint your hair day with a gold coin donation for participating

Fundraising for Corporates

Butterfly works tirelessly to provide services and support for those suffering from an eating disorder and negative body image along with their families, friends and carers. But we don’t do this alone. It is through the generous support of a number of key corporate partnerships that we are able to carry out the work that we do.

  • Organise an auction at a work event
  • Organise a themed day in the workplace, with a gold coin donation for participating
  • Host a sausage sizzle
  • Hold a raffle
  • Set up a regular donation via your monthly workplace giving program
  • Organise a Golf Day, Fun Run or Bike event

Fundraising Community Newsletter

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Butterfly's Fundraising Newsletter is a way for us to thank our supporters for their valued contributions and communicate recent Butterfly activities. Keep up-to-date on Butterfly's activities and services, hear about the wonderful work our supporters have been doing and get fundraising ideas.  

Autumn 2017 - Butterfly Fundraising Newsletter

If you are hosting a fundraising event you can collect funds and then donate directly via credit card on our donation page. You can also send a cheque or credit card payment in the post.

Another great way to raise funds would be to start a fundraising page for yourself, your organisation or your community group through EVERYDAY HERO. You can set up a profile with a photo and keep a tally of how much you raise.

For more information about fundraising for Butterfly or if you have any questions, please contact Butterfly’s Fundraising Coordinator, Elizabeth Herd on (03) 9040 1591 or

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Worried about a friend or someone you care about?

It can be extremely difficult raising the subject of eating disorders with a friend or loved one. To be supportive one needs to learn what to say and what not to say.  


We can help you with knowing when to talk to your friend and what to say. ›

Concerned parents & carers

Communicating your concern with your child about eating and dieting behaviour can be extremely difficult. Butterfly offers a range of services that can provide you with skills and information related to communicating with your child.  


We can help you with recognising issues and what to do. ›

Teachers & Professionals Working with Young People

Teachers and those working with young people are often the first to become aware of dis-ordered eating behaviours.  Butterfly Education provides early intervention and prevention skills for professionals working with young people. 

We have a range of advice & resources ›