Sweet Louise relies on everyday heroes across New Zealand to bring practical and emotional support to people with incurable breast cancer. We don’t receive any government funding, so it’s people like you who make all this possible.

There are so many ways to fundraise – the most important thing is to make sure you have fun doing it. Pick your fundraising idea and get in touch with us at [email protected] or call on 0800 793 385 and we’ll email you a fundraising pack full of ideas, advice and online materials. Plus, our dedicated fundraising team will be in touch to support your fundraising effort and help make it a success.

Whatever way you decide to fundraise, you will make a huge difference to the lives of people in your community who are negotiating life with incurable breast cancer, helping them live as well as possible, for as long as possible. Thank you so much for your support.

Fundraising ideas

There are so many ways to fundraise – the most important thing is to make sure you have fun doing it. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Challenge yourself

Ever thought about running a 5km, 10km, half or full marathon? Biking across New Zealand? Trekking a Great Walk or the Te Araroa trail? The options in our beautiful backyard are endless! Why not fundraise for Sweet Louise while you’re working hard and make it even more worthwhile. We’ll support you as much as we can and you’ll be doing something amazing. Just pick your challenge and set up your online fundraising page.

You could also register for one of NZ’s great fun run/walking/marathon challenge events and fundraise for Sweet Louise at the same time!

• Round the Bays, Auckland March 5
• Hawkes Bay Marathon, 20 May
• WUU2K Wellington Ultra Urban Marathon, 15 July
• Auckland Marathon, 29 October
• WAI running festival, Wellington, December

Plus, raise over $200 and you'll receive a Sweet Louise cap and t-shirt so you can take part in style!

Celebration Fundraising

Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, birthday or anniversary – dedicate your celebration to support Sweet Louise. Simply set up a Givealittle online fundraising page and ask for donations instead of gifts to raise money for our vital work supporting women with incurable cancer.

Start your fundraising online

An online fundraising page through Givealittle is really simple and easy to set up. You can personalise your page by adding a photo, your fundraising target and your personal story to tell everyone why you are raising funds for Sweet Louise. Inspire donors by talking about what Sweet Louise does. You can find help with facts and key messages here.

To get started, follow the link below. All you'll just need to do is add your personal details, the name of your challenge, your fundraising target and a photo and you'll be up and running!

Fundraising guide

Download our Fundraising Guide for fundraising ideas, tip and advice on how to get started and lots in information on where your money goes and the difference you will make.

You've raised money...now what?

If you raised money online, there's no need to do anything more. Your supporters will all have received their receipt. We will just be in touch to say a huge thank you!

If you raised money offline and need to send it to Sweet Louise, you can transfer the funds into our bank account: 12-3198-0032019-00. Please use your name as the reference and email us at [email protected] so we can send you your tax receipt.

Host a tea party for Sweet October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and 13 October is Metastatic Breast Cancer Day – a day to raise awareness of incurable, metastatic cancer.

This October, host a tea party for Sweet October and raise funds to provide vital care and support for New Zealanders with advanced, incurable breast cancer.

You could host a fancy high tea, a fun morning tea or even a Mad Hatter’s tea party. The most important thing is to have fun and know you're helping raise funds and raise awareness of advanced breast cancer in New Zealand.

Fundraising inspiration!

Birthday donation

Thank you so much to Mandy who donated her recent birthday to Sweet Louise. Instead of receiving birthday gifts for herself – Mandy raised $900 to help Sweet Louise support Kiwis with advanced, incurable breast... Read More

Super Hosts

This Sweet October, our amazing hosts and their friends raised more than $77,000 to support Kiwis living with advanced breast cancer. Thanks so much to all our incredible, caring and generous Sweet October party people.... Read More

For my sister

Thanks so much to Deigna and Aidan who ran the Auckland half marathon in November, raising over $1000 for Sweet Louise! Deigna said, “After my sister, Nicole, was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at the... Read More

Big engines, big hearts

The fabulous Women’s V8 group held their 10th Anniversary Cruise from Wellington to Shannon last week to raise funds for Sweet Louise. We are very grateful to these awesome women for supporting our cause for... Read More

Fill up for good

It’s time to fill up your car with petrol and love! Sweet Louise has been chosen to receive a share of $4,000 at selected Z stations – how much we receive is decided by customer... Read More

Run with us!

Support Sweet Louise in the 2023 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon on Sunday, 29 October 2023. Join in New Zealand’s biggest, most iconic, colourful, cultural running celebration. Be part of the action and Run the... Read More

Team 50K in May!

This May, we challenged Kiwis to Walk 50K to raise crucial funds to support New Zealanders living with incurable breast cancer. We had over 1200 fundraisers walking in every corner of New Zealand - walking... Read More

Walk 50K This May

Feel like going for a walk this May? We’re challenging Kiwis to Walk 50K this May to raise crucial funds to support New Zealanders living with incurable breast cancer. This challenge is designed so you can... Read More

Challenge yourself and raise funds!

If you are thinking of setting a fitness goal for this year, why not register for one of NZ’s great fun run/walking/marathon challenge events and fundraise for Sweet Louise at the same time! It’s easy... Read More

A “Cat” walk to remember

Friends and whānau of Sweet Louise member Cat, held a 2-day fundraiser in her honour after she lost her battle with breast cancer. Their efforts raised an incredible $10,000 for Sweet Louise! Sian, Cat’s sister-in-law,... Read More

Running a marathon for Aunty

Thank you to Bella and Sophia who ran the Auckland Half Marathon in November 2022 to raise funds for Sweet Louise. They raised over $3,300! Bella and Sophia said: "This time last year our beautiful... Read More

Small acts of kindness

“These small acts of kindness are some of the most special memories I have with my mum growing up,” says Zara. The kindness of Sweet Louise supporters has given Zara some of the most special... Read More

Don’t Delay Fun

Sweet Louise Member Claire McLintock has produced a limited-edition range of t-shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month featuring the slogans ‘F*** Cancer’ and ‘Don’t Delay Fun’. All proceeds go directly to support Sweet Louise! Claire... Read More

Sweet Louise Charity Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who took part in the fabulous 2022 Sweet Louise Charity Golf Tournament last week. What a wonderful turnout and absolutely stunning location at the new Te Arai Links golf course! We’re... Read More