Fundraise for Us

Your fundraising efforts can help save lives in rural and remote Queensland.

Fundraise for Rural Doctors Foundation so rural and remote communities  have greater access to lifesaving health care. If you care deeply about the plight of rural and remote Queenslanders, then you can create goodwill in your community, in your workplace, and amongst your friends for this important cause.

Why fundraise for rural areas?

People in rural and remote Queensland can do it tough when it comes to healthcare. Distance and lack of services can mean shorter life expectancy, and higher disease and injury rates. Mortality rates are 1.8 times higher in rural areas than in our cities. 3 in 5 people in the country don’t see a specialist when they should. Mostly, because there isn’t one around. People in rural and remote areas are at risk every day.

“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”

– Hank Rosso.

Your fundraising efforts can help save lives in rural and remote Queensland.

Fundraise for Rural Doctors Foundation so rural and remote communities  have greater access to lifesaving health care. If you care deeply about the plight of rural and remote Queenslanders, then you can create goodwill in your community, in your workplace, and amongst your friends for this important cause.

Why fundraise for rural areas?

People in rural and remote Queensland can do it tough when it comes to healthcare. Distance and lack of services can mean shorter life expectancy, and higher disease and injury rates. Mortality rates are 1.8 times higher in rural areas than in our cities. 3 in 5 people in the country don’t see a specialist when they should. Mostly, because there isn’t one around. People in rural and remote areas are at risk every day.

“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving,”

– Hank Rosso.

We’re working to change those health disadvantages, and with your help, we can do it!

We’re proud of the headway we’ve made on this so far. Rural Doctors Foundation have:

  • Given free health checks to rural people at our pop-up health clinics.

  • Provided lifesaving equipment to rural and remote communities for rural incidents.

  • Supported mental health programs in a number of rural communities.

  • Supported a program to provide free online yoga classes to rural people.

  • Repaired important health services in times of natural or man-made disaster.

  • Conducted research to help understand the health needs of rural and remote people.

  • Enabled young men to stay healthy, safe in school, and connected to their country.

  • And so much more!

Help us continue to reduce barriers to good health.

There are many rural health fundraising initiatives you can get behind in your community, in your workplace, or personally. Your fundraising supports us to fill the gaps in healthcare that exist in rural and remote communities. Funds you raise will make a tangible difference to a rural community. That’s because we support the grassroots ideas which communities ask us to. As well as supporting the life saving measures, we identify ourselves as rural doctors on the ground and connected to the places we work and live.

Here’s how you can get involved

Hold a rural health fundraising event in your community

Whether you’re in the country or in the city, a fundraising event is a great way to drum up community spirit and raise important funds for rural health. Your sporting club, school, workplace, health service or rural community can participate in fundraising for Rural Doctors Association programs in lots of creative ways.

Here are some ideas to spark your enthusiasm.

Sports events

Schools

Workplaces and other Organisations

Sports events

Schools

Workplaces and other Organisations

Pass the hat around in times of crisis

We know that in times of natural disaster, remote and rural Queenslanders do it very tough. Many can become cut off from lifesaving health services. Rural Doctors Foundation helps rural clinicians get back up and running after natural or man-made disasters. This lifesaving work is not possible without the generous support from our donors. You can help get our rural communities through a crisis by holding an event. Or simply start a fundraising page and reach out to your networks to get a combined donation that you can contribute to those in need.

Raise funds in celebration

If you’re sick of all that “stuff” we accumulate as gifts, ask your loved ones to give to others on your special day. Birthdays, weddings, and Christmas can all be an opportunity to help our cause and fundraise for rural and remote health.

Fundraise in memory

Fundraising in memory is a way to leave a legacy for your loved one. If their heart was in rural and remote Queensland, or in rural health, this is a meaningful way for their memory to live on in the hearts of those they cared for.

Promotional resources

Here are some resources you can share across your networks.

Thank you for doing so much for the health of rural and remote people.

Contributions like yours are making it possible for people in rural and remote communities to stay healthy and well.

Make a fundraising page and get started!

Here’s how:

  1. Click on the button below to visit our fundraising platform
  2. Create an account, or login to an existing account.
  3. Add a title and details of your campaign and upload a photo.
  4. Share a brief description about what supporting the Rural Doctors Foundation means to you, and some inspiring information to help motivate support.
  5. Once published, you can share your link with friends and family, or your wider community. You can share it on social media too.