Fundraising Events


We host our own fundraising events but also partner with other organisations that share our goal of bringing joy and opportunities to children living with disability or illness. 

If you’re organising an event and would like to direct the proceeds to KidsWish, we’d love to hear from you. Our team can provide support with marketing, fundraising and volunteers.

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Hawks v Roller Hawks
Charity Match

The Illawarra Hawks, Wollongong Roller Hawks and KidsWish are extremely excited to partner together to bring this incredible exhibition match to our community.

Come and cheer on the stars from The Hawks as they take on the very talented Roller Hawks players in an exciting game of wheelchair basketball. 

This fun-filled day will include activities for all the family, and an opportunity to get up close and personal with the players!

Food and drink will be available for purchase on the day, with all funds raised supporting KidsWish.

Limited tickets available so get in quick!

Date: Sunday 18 August 2024

Venue: Snakepit Basketball Stadium, Gwynneville

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KidsWish Golf Day

A fun day loved by corporates, golf enthusiasts and those wanting to support a good cause.

The next KidsWish Golf day event will be held at The Links Shell Cove, featuring a Hole-in-one Wollongong Mazda car to be won, fun activities, auction items, and a chance to gather and gloat afterwards at Il Lago Restaurant.

Date: Friday 20 September, 2024

Wollongong Wolves
Charity Match

KidsWish are proud to partner with Wollongong Wolves, Illawarra’s top football club who competes in the NSW National Premier Leagues Competition. 

The very first KidsWish Charity Match kicked off in 2023 and attracted the Wolves biggest home crowd for the season.

The event coincides with one of the team’s scheduled NPL matches at WIN Stadium, and is made extra special with the inclusion of a fundraising raffle, player signing opportunities and pre-game entertainment by The Disability Trust’s White Knights team and KidsWish Sports Academy participants. 

The 2024 KidsWish Charity Match will take place on Sunday 7 July when Wollongong Wolves take on Sydney Olympic at WIN Stadium. 

This event aims to raise money in support of KidsWish with fantastic sponsorship opportunities. 

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Illawarra Annual Brick Show

The Illawarra Annual Brick Show has supported KidsWish since it began in 2018. This event is proudly presented by GongLUG, a small group of Wollongong AFOL’s (Adult fans of LEGO®), who are passionate about helping children living with disability or illness.

Over the years, this fantastic community event has raised over $150,000 in support of KidsWish.

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Brick Show event

The Great Illawarra Walk

KidsWish are thrilled to be partnering with The Great Illawarra Walk in 2024, with all funds raised through this fantastic event supporting KidsWish!

Registrations are open and everyone is invited to take part in Illawarra’s great walk which takes you from Shellharbour to Austinmer. If the 40km route doesn’t appeal to you, this year’s event will see the new KidsWish Blue Mile added so all members of the community can be involved. 

KidsWish are looking for water station sponsors to support the event. A donation of $1000 will get your business a water station along the 40km trek where you can kit out your station with your branding, decorate, dress up and create a vibe for our walkers! Your business will receive social posts from KidsWish and The Great Illawarra Walk acknowledging your support. 

For more details about sponsoring a water station click here or email

Download this poster to display and help promote the event!

Date: Saturday 9 March 2024

Events at The Illawarra

The Illawarra Hotel is a fantastic supporter of KidsWish, hosting multiple events throughout the year to raise funds for KidsWish.

Their most recent event was supported by Alex Volkanovski, our local UFC World Champion, where the local community got behind the Great Volkanosvki and KidsWish to raise more than $4,000 for our charity.

Watch this space for more fundraising events hosted by The Illawarra Hotel.

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