FAQs

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Variety's Be a B'day Legend and how you can get involved.

If we missed something, please give us a call on (02) 9819 1000, send us an email or message via the website. 

What difference can I make?

A really big difference! Did you know, children with a physical or mental health disorder or disability were twice as likely to be bullied.

With your help (and some birthday love from your nearest and dearest), you can stand up to bullying, and make a big difference to the lives of kids in need.

By pledging your birthday, you’ll help kids living with a disability to feel safer, more included and accepted.

How does being a B’day Legend work?

Set up an online fundraising page here. It’s quick and easy, we promise. Once you’re set up let your closest friends and family know what you’re up to and ask them to make the first donations before sharing it far and wide! If you’d like to throw a party too - remember to download your party printables including invites, bunting and other party decorations!
Plus we’ll send you out a pack with some extra goodies too!

Why use an online fundraising page, can’t my friends and family give me cash?

When your friends and family donate through your fundraising page Variety receives the money automatically, and they receive their tax-deductible receipt straight away. If they prefer to give cash, you can make a payment of the same amount to your online fundraising page using your credit or debit card. If it’s a large amount of money that you’ve raised in cash, send us an email or give us a call about other options.

I’ve never fundraised before, where do I start?

There are lots of ways to fundraise – and something to suit everybody, even if it’s your first time! You could start small by setting up a fundraising page and only share it with close family and friends, or you may want to go a bit bigger and share it will all your friends on social media.

You can download your Fundraising Guide here for all the tips and tools.

And we’re here to help! If you have questions, ideas, or need anything – send us an email to fundraise@varietynsw.org.au, give us a call 02 9819 1000.

What party supplies will Variety provide?

We’ve done all the hard work for you - all you have to do is hit print! Download the invitations, thank you cards and heaps more here.

If you’d like to add a bit more oomph to your party - email us and we’ll send you some balloons, stickers and a donation box.

I’m not the party-type, can I skip the party?

Absolutely! You can choose to fundraise only through your online fundraising page (which you can set up here if you haven’t yet).

Where will the money go?

Your birthday pledge and the funds you raise will help give kids a fair go by supporting Just Like you, a program delivered in NSW public schools that educates kids and build awareness of people with a disability. The aim is to stop bullying and celebrate people of all abilities.All kids deserve a fair go. But for some kids, like those living with a disability, life isn’t always easy. Half of all kids living with a disability are bullied at school, and are more likely to be excluded by other kids because of their disability.

What if my birthday isn’t for a while?

No worries, pledge your birthday and we’ll be in contact a few weeks out from your big day!

I pledged my birthday but have changed my mind, is that ok?

That’s ok - plans can change. When you pledge your birthday you’re not locked into anything.