The hard work of our fundraisers makes a huge difference to the young people supported by the IDF Life for a Child programme.

Fundraising is invaluable to provide resources and raise awareness for young people living with diabetes in less-resourced countries.

To find out more about fundraising for Life for a Child, drop us an email at  

Your creativity is the only limit to what you can do to raise money for IDF Life for a Child! 

Below are some examples of the different ways individuals and groups have raised money for the programme: 

  • Giving colour and life to your diabetes supplies

    Héloïse is a young Belgian woman, living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 8. When she was diagnosed, she promised herself that diabetes would not prevent her from doing what she wanted: study, travel, create, fall in love.

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  • Christmas cheer

    Rather than sending Christmas cards to its customers, Diasend AB used the money to make a donation to Life for a Child. Helping to save young lives and the environment!

  • Sell sell sell

    Staff at the Queensland Diabetes Centre in Queensland, Australia, raised over AU$720 for Life for a Child by selling a local restaurant and activity guide book which provides discounts for restaurants, accommodation and activities.

  • Skate away

    The Vancouver Island chapter of JDRF Canada held an ice-skating party at Christmas and suggested each family donate their entry free to Life for a Child. Almost $200 was raised!

  • Be a model citizen

    Freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania hold a Model United Nations conference every year, raising money for a different charity each time. In 2012, they chose to support Life for a Child.

  • Coin & recycle drive

    Lilly Branka, a nine-year-old American girl with type 1 diabetes, raised US $500 for LFAC by hosting a coin drive in her school and returning recyclable cans and bottles in exchange for money. Lilly’s donation was subsequently matched by two sponsors

  • Blue Days

    The Medical Science Club of Park House English School in Qatar arranged for their entire school to dress in blue for World Diabetes Day, raising funds for Life for a Child. Over US$1,600 was donated!

  • Put on a show!

    A class at the Universal American School in Dubai organised a fashion show and raised over US$500 for Life for a Child.

  • Get everyone on the dance floor

    Students of the Meriden School Interact Club in Sydney, Australia raised AU$5,000 for Life for a Child by hosting a dance for Year 7-9 students.

  • Cycle around a country or the world!

    Diabetes Tasmania organised a 12-day, 600km adventure cycle tour of Sri Lanka for its members, raising funds and awareness of diabetes. Young Swiss cyclist Andrea Munger rode more than 13,000km over 10 months from Lausanne, Switzerland to Nagpur, Ind

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