The McGrath Foundation
in your community
From time to time, you may see people in your community raising funds for the McGrath Foundation.
Identifying a fundraiser
McGrath Foundation fundraisers will be wearing bright pink McGrath Foundation tops and caps. The logo will be visible on their top, as well as on their ID, which will be around their neck on a McGrath Foundation lanyard, with their photo, name and ID number.
Face-to-face fundraisers are different to people who volunteer at community events. They can’t accept cash or cheques; they can only ask for regular monthly donations via a credit card or direct debit. If you’d like to make a one-off gift, you can do that here.
The McGrath Foundation in your street
As our Foundation grows, we’re engaging with more and more people across Australia to share the work our McGrath Breast Care Nurses do to help make life that little bit easier for families experiencing breast cancer. We’re knocking on doors and in shopping centres around the country to have a chat and ask people to make a regular monthly donation to help us ensure no one misses out on the care of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse.
A regular monthly donation helps us fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia today and in the future. It is our mission to ensure that every family experiencing breast cancer in Australia has access to the care of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse.
The McGrath Foundation is a member of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) which means we comply with strict regulations about fundraising practices. You can read about them here.
Please call our Donations team to update your payment details for your monthly donation. You can contact them on 02 8962 6100 ext.2.
It’s a challenging time but people are still being diagnosed with breast cancer and there is still a need for McGrath Breast Care Nurses, so we still need to fundraise. Our fundraisers are following all the health advice from the government and we’ve increased our hygiene practices such as wiping down iPads before and after each interaction, not shaking hands and following the social distancing guidelines.
Our fundraisers have a COVID safe plan in place and have undertaken COVID safe training. Our fundraisers are following social distancing guidelines and are staying 1.5 metres away from people at all times. Our fundraisers have implemented extra hygiene practices including using hand sanitizers before and after each encounter and wiping down equipment with antibacterial wipes. In some instances, you may be able to sign up using your phone, which means there’s no need to touch anything. Our fundraisers are also carrying protective equipment, including face masks or face shields, with them to use if required.
Our face-to-face fundraising is done through residential door knocking and fundraising in shopping centers.
This form of fundraising only involves signing people up to give a regular amount each month via a credit or debit card. Cash donations are not permitted.
Cash donations can only be collected by people who are volunteers and have been granted permission by the Foundation to do so, at events organised within the community, school, workplace or sports team.
Would you like to get involved in other ways?
In these moments of great uncertainty, McGrath Breast Care Nurses are needed more than ever. Thousands of anxious families experiencing breast cancer are relying on their McGrath Nurses to provide the latest information, guidance, and to help them navigate this distressing period.
“The fundraiser was awesome; we didn’t have a great deal of understanding about the foundation before they came to our door, only about Jane McGrath day at the cricket. Getting an understanding was great especially as someone close to us is a survivor of breast cancer – we wouldn’t have supported the organisation with a regular gift if the fundraiser hadn’t come to our door.”
“Chloe had a warm, bubbly personality and straight away I could see she was in tune with the McGrath Foundation. I felt able to share with her that my wife had passed away, and she was very sympathetic and mature about my circumstances. I enjoyed speaking with Chloe and learning about the ways I could support the McGrath Foundation.”