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Thank you for your interest in fundraising for Blue Knot Foundation. Your fundraising efforts will help raise vital awareness and ensure the continual delivery of our specialist services.

There are a number of ways you can fundraise for Blue Knot Foundation and the 1 in 4 adults that have experienced childhood trauma. Below are some simple ideas for you or your organisation this Blue Knot Day:

Online fundraising - Blue Knot Foundation has an existing profile on a few online fundraising platforms where you can develop a personalised fundraising page, choose Blue Knot Foundation as your nominated charity and direct your donors to your page to seek online donations. Blue Knot Foundation is on the following platforms: 

Offline fundraising - If you prefer to fundraise at your Blue Knot Day event where you will be collecting cash, please read our Event and Fundraising Guidelines and complete the Events and Fundraising form. You will be provided with a Fundraising Kit to assist you with organising your event.



Here's how your funds will make a difference:

$250   =  Sponsor a survivor to attend Blue Knot Foundation's survivor workshop

$500   =  Support a day's development of Blue Knot Foundation's programs

$1,000 = Provide a day’s trauma phone service

$3,000 = Support Blue Knot Foundation's advocacy for adult survivors for a month

$6,000 = Sponsor one full-day workshop where 30 survivors can attend

$10,000 = Sponsor Blue Knot Foundation's Blue Knot Day awareness week

If you would rather donate, click here to make a one off or recurring donation.

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What motivated me to hold a Blue Knot Day event? I'm a budding health professional with a lived experience of child abuse. I am starting the process of recovery and, at age 25, have only recently come to terms with my symptoms associated with complex childhood trauma. I've had amazing psychologists who have supported me through those years, however I can only imagine the change in outcome if my initial therapists had recognised the abuse as it was happening and addressed complex dimensions of being a child of a parent with a severe mental illness. 

Sometimes the silence around survivors of child abuse can seem deafening. Getting involved in supporting ASCA's national day of awareness helped me help myself in a safe way. It also allows me to show my support for other young survivors because we HAVE survived and I truly believe that supportive communities help survivors recover. 

Planning small fundraising events in support of Blue Knot Day at my volunteer centre and workplaces has been an empowering experience for me. I want the voice of Adults Surviving Child Abuse to be heard, now. 

Plus I love cupcakes.

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    Testimonials

    “Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

    NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

    “I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

    Psychologist Melbourne

    “It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”

    ANONYMOUS

    “It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”

    STEVEN

    "At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”

    TAMARA

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    Phone: 02 8920 3611
    Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
    PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

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    Phone: 1300 657 380
    Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
    Operating Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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    0425 812 197 or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

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    Christine Kardashian, Group Account Director
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