Fundraising for us

Fundraising for the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. There are many ways you can make a difference.

You may choose to make a one-off donation, support an event, sponsor a participant or hold your own fundraising activity or event. Here are just a few ideas:

If you are interested in fundraising for AMRF, please click here to see our fundraising guidelines. The booklet includes information to assist you with your activity and outlines requirements of fundraising for the AMRF.

Click here for our fundraising tips for online platforms. 

If you have any further questions please feel free to email

The AMRF wishes to advise that we do not employ the services of any third party or professional fundraising body.

Current fundraisers

People First Community Lottery

People First Community Lottery 2024

We are once again participating in the 2024 People First Community Lottery (formerly People’s Choice Community Lottery) where 100% of all ticket proceeds will come to us for melanoma

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run 2024

Sunday 15 September 2024 AMRF are proud supporters of the Lumary City-Bay Fun Run and will once again be part of the event, along with Lions Skin Cancer Screening

Airyday Tube Key

We are thrilled to be partnering with Airyday starting in National Skin Cancer Action Week which commences 20 November. With each purchase of a Tube Key from Airyday a donation will

Ladies Day Fundraiser 2024

Ladies Day Fundraiser

1 PM–5 PM, Saturday October 26, Geelong City Cricket Club $75 per ticket includes entry, door prize, nibbles, pizzas, live music and donation to AMRF for melanoma research. Special

Previous fundraisers

SParms Charity Golf Day | 10 April 2024 | The Pines Course, Sanctuary Cove

SParms Charity Golf Day 10 April 2024

The SParms Charity Golf Day was a great success and we wish to acknowledge and thank SParms as all proceeds from the day will support melanoma research.  Check out some photos from the day below.

Melanoma March 2024 | Support Life saving research | Australian Melanoma Research Foundation | Melanoma Institute Australia

Melanoma March 2024

Melanoma March, Sunday 24 March at Henley Square, Henley Beach, SA. Our heartfelt thanks to all who came along to march on Sunday 24 March, and everyone who donated and supported our teams. It was the perfect morning at Henley and

Runaway Sydney Half Marathon

Runaway Sydney Half Marathon 2024

Come and experience a truly unique city running experience through the beating heart of the Sydney CBD on Sunday 5 May 2024  Since 1992, the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon has been one of Australia’s largest and most iconic half

Stansbury Seaside Markets Fundraiser Saturday March 9

Rob Tonkin will once again be busking at the Stansbury Seaside Markets on March 9, so if you are in the area, please show your support.  Rob is another wonderful supporter of AMRF who tirelessly fundraises for melanoma research. We’d

AMRF board member Mark Streeting in Ecuador

Mark Streeting’s Ecuador Fundraiser

AMRF Board Member Mark Streeting had an amazing 11 day trek in three mountain regions of Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa and Chimborazo from January 7–17. Photos from his trip are below. Mark is a melanoma survivor and wants to raise awareness

Cole Classic

Cole Classic 2024

Support Australian Melanoma Research Foundation in the Cole Classic 2024  On Sunday 4 February, entrants in one of Australia’s most historic and famous ocean swim events, the Cole Classic, will take to Manly’s ocean waters in 1km, 2km and 5km

Tan & Co

Tan & Co

Tan & Co are generously creating limited edition stickers that will be available for purchase from 16th January to 29 February. They will donate part proceeds from each sale to AMRF towards melanoma research.  Order on their website and check them

Santa, Paws, Claws and Feathers Xmas Photos

Santa, Paws, Claws and Feathers Xmas Photos

Santa, Paws, Claws & Feathers Xmas Photos Family photos with Santa, The Grinch and your pets.  Photo bookings were held on 3 December 2023 and have now closed.  If you still wish to make a donation to this fundraiser, please use

Longley International Hotel Halloween Fundraiser

Longley International Hotel Halloween Fundraiser

A Halloween party was held on Saturday October 28th at Longley International Hotel In Tasmania.  We wish to thank Hannah and all the staff for raising money for melanoma research.  Here’s a photo of Harley who gave up alcohol for

T8T Fest

T8T Fest 2023

T8T Fest 2023 was held on 18 November in Bowen, Queensland. It was an amazing success, with over 500 participants supporting the event in honour of Nicholas Tait. The community came out in force to once again enjoy the music,

Celebrating the life and songs of Jimmy Buffett

We wish to thank Angus for putting together the fundraiser and raising money for vital melanoma research.  On Friday 1st September 2023 legendary American singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett succumbed to a rare form of skin cancer aged 76, namely Merkel Cell

Walk for Mela-No-More 2023

Thank you to everyone who signed up and fundraised for melanoma research during National Skin Cancer Action Week from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 November 2023. We hope you are all a little bit fitter!  By reaching out to friends

Norwood Primary School logo

Norwood Primary School SRC Fundraiser

Friday 29 September 2023 Sunny the AMRF mascot will be making an appearance to greet the kids and we’ll provide sunscreen with our Sparms sunscreen dispenser! Thanks to the Norwood Primary SRC and Willow and Sunday Sawyer.

The Duffy family with good friend Noela who came down from Airlie Beach to attend.

Lyell Duffy Memorial Golf Day 2023

The 2023 Lyell Duffy Memorial Golf Day was a special day as it was on the anniversary of Lyell’s passing.  We once again had a four-person Ambrose FUN day raising funds for melanoma research and awareness of this insidious disease

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run 2023

Sunday 17 September 2023 AMRF are proud supporters of the Lumary City-Bay Fun Run. Be sun safe and don’t forget to wear a hat, sun-safe clothing, sunnies and SPF 50+ sunscreen. We wish to thank the Lions Skin Cancer Screening

AMRF Great Ocean Walk 2023

The AMRF Great Ocean Walk 2023

Here’s a message from our Ambassador Fiona Kilby:  Great Ocean Walk complete! Wow, that was fun 🤩 We had ‘mizzle’, water crossings, sand walking, uphill, downhill, stairs, steps, mud, six tiger snakes, one massive leech, a koala, blue skies, blue

Make a Difference

Tax Appeal 2023

Your donation makes a world of difference! AMRF is committed to fundraising for melanoma research. Research can save lives. Survival rates have more than doubled in the last decade thanks to research and improved treatment options. It is only through

The MGA Whittles Community Foundation St Patrick's Day BBQ 2023

MGA Whittles Community Foundation 2023

The MGA Whittles Community Foundation held their annual fundraiser this year on St Patricks Day. AMRF wishes to thank all the staff, branches and foundation committee for their continued support for melanoma research.

LEK Invitational Golf Event 2023

LEK Invitational Golf Event 2023

The LEK Invitational Golf Event 2023 held at the NSW Golf Club on Tuesday 28th March was another great success, and now in its third year.   Despite the drizzle that came through in the afternoon, the guests had a wonderful

The Flying 11 NSW State Finals, St George Sailing Club, 18 and 19 February 2023

Flying 11 NSW State Finals

The Flying 11 NSW held their State Finals at St George Sailing Club on the weekend 18 and 19 February 2023 and our CEO Marisa Chilcott was in attendance to spread the sun safe message. Check out all the pics

Gordon Hope Memorial Golf Day 2023

Gordon Hope Memorial Golf Day 2023

A record 139 players participated in the 13th annual Gordon Hope Memorial Golf Day on Sunday, January 29.  The event raised $4,360 for Australian Melanoma Research Foundation, with an additional $2,000 donated by Barry McEntee on behalf of Goulburn Invitational

Melanoma March - Take steps to beat this killer disease

Melanoma March 2023

We would like to thank all the teams, supporters and our local partners for being part of the fundraiser held at Henley Square on Sunday 26th March. Please click here for a full wrap-up and a selection of photos from

Manly Junior Regatta 2022

Manly Junior State Regattas 2022

Saving your Skin was AMRF’s key message at the Manly Junior State Regattas held over the weekend of 26 and 27 November 2022 at St George Sailing Club. Free sunscreen and UV wristbands were on hand to remind the kids to

Honouring Lesley Rogerson

Honouring Lesley Rogerson 2022

Lesley Rogerson was the much loved mum of Daniel, Lisa, Eric and Katherine. From the time doctors found secondary cancers had spread throughout her body, it took only thirteen weeks until Lesley sadly passed away. The primary cancer was a

People's Choice Community Lottery

People’s Choice Community Lottery 2023

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in this year’s lottery, all proceeds of our ticket sales will go to melanoma research. Good luck! Winners will be announced soon.

Walk for Mela-No-More | 21-27 November 2022 | National Skin Cancer Action Week

Walk for Mela-No-More 2022

And that’s a wrap for 2022, although the platform will stay live to receive donations. Thanks to all the teams and individuals that participated and helped us to highlight awareness of melanoma and the importance of early detection.  All the monies

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run 2022

The 2022 City-Bay Fun Run which was held Sunday 18th September was a great success! The fantastic team from Lions Medical Research Foundation’s Skin Screening Unit headed up by Carol Barnes, worked through the event and as a result performed

Capricorn Resort Golf

Lyell Duffy Memorial Golf Day 2022

The event was held on July 23 at the Capricorn Resort Golf Club in Yeppoon, QLD. The event was a great success with 70 players registered and perfect weather. Fay, her team and sponsors all enjoyed a great day of

C4D Students Dancing for a Cause

Champions 4 Dance

Champions 4 Dance is a Latin and Ballroom dance school running a special fundraiser performance event called Dancing For A Cause. Each dancer has selected a charity to raise for in honour of this event. The event will be held

AMRF Larapinta (Arrernte) Challenge 2022

AMRF Larapinta (Arrernte) Challenge 2022

Well after a false start in 2021 due to Covid, our trekkers were off on an adventure of a lifetime! We had 9 passionate people fundraising for melanoma research, wanting to make a difference and head off into the great

MGA Whittles Community Foundation 2022

The MGA Whittles Community Foundation continues to support a broad range of charities through group and individual giving, including AMRF, and we are sincerely grateful for their ongoing dedication to our mission, this year raising $5,500. It is their hope

Coby's Mullet Fundraiser - April 2022

Coby’s Mullet Fundraiser – April 2022

Coby decided to grow a mullet for a year to shave for a Melanoma charity. Coby lost his grandfather to metastatic melanoma in October 2020 and he wanted to raise money to donate to research and awareness. The AMRF would

Gordon Hope Memorial Golf Day 2022

The Gordon Hope Memorial Golf Day

February 2022 – The AMRF would like to sincerely thank Rona and the Hope family for their continued support. The event was a great success and it continues to honour Gordon and raise awareness and funds for melanoma research.

People's Choice Community Lottery

People’s Choice Community Lottery

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets in the lottery. All ticket sales go to melanoma research. Good Luck! The lottery closed on Thursday 24 Feb 2022.

Honouring Lesley Rogerson

Honouring Lesley Rogerson

Daniel Rogerson worked tirelessly to raise money for melanoma research to honour his Mother Lesley, who sadly lost her fight with melanoma. It was his wish to highlight the danger of melanoma and promote awareness and sun safety. By actively

Walk for Mela-No-More Sunday 21-Saturday 27 November 2021

Walk for Mela-No-More 2021

Walk for Mela-No-More is a walking challenge during National Skin Cancer Action Week from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 November 2021. Challenge yourself to walk the distance and fundraise for Mela-No-More! Whether you aim for 5km a day, 1 hour

Lumary City to Bay

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run 2021

Sunday 7 November THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS Thank you to everyone who supported us and made a donation to melanoma research. We hope the event will go ahead in 2022 and all donations and information

Open Garden Fundraiser 23 October 2021

We wish to Thank Margaret for her ongoing support and for fundraising to raise awareness of melanoma. Please enjoy these lovely pics of her Open Garden event held in WA.

(Foreground) Frank Fraser (Bagpipe Player), Joe Sponholz (LEK Partner), Ian Watt (LEK Partner) – (Background) Tim Stoll (LEK Allocations Manager), David Chalmers (LEK Partner), Nick Holder (LEK Partner, Head of APAC), Eloni Vunakece (Former NRL Roosters Player)

LEK Invitational Golf Event

The AMRF was very fortunate to be the nominated charity partner for the inaugural 2021 L.E.K. Invitational Golf Day at the world-renowned NSW Golf Club on 4 May 2021. AMRF Board Member and L.E.K. Partner Mark Streeting represented the foundation

Cutest Pet Competition Winners

MGA Whittles Community Foundation 2021

Thanks once again to the wonderful MGA Whittles Group from all branches fundraising in March for melanoma research. Their continued support is inspiring and we appreciate their ongoing commitment. What a wonderful initiative to run the Cutest Pet Competition and

AMRF at Manly Junior National Sailing Championships

Manly Junior National Sailing Championships

AMRF proudly sponsored the Manly Junior National Sailing Championships held on the weekend of 6 and 7th March 2021 at Bayview in Sydney. The regatta saw 24 Boats with 48 competitors compete in 6 races over 2 days. The Manly

Melanoma March 2021

Melanoma March 2021

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary and we hope everyone around Australia will be able to make their mark on melanoma and support each other. It’s Melanoma March like you’ve never seen before! Melanoma March 2021 was an online event

Walk for Mela-No-More 2020

Walk for Mela-No-More 2020

Thank you to everyone who supported Walk for Mela-No-More during National Skin Cancer Action Week. Your fundraising will go directly towards vital melanoma research and our Awareness and Early Detection programs.

Melanoma-Shave for a Cure Fundraiser

Melanoma-Shave for a Cure Fundraiser

Created by Joe and Anri Bezuidenhout I’ve created this page because I want to make a difference. We’re inspired by the work of Australian Melanoma Research Foundation and wanted to support them by raising money. Mum was diagnosed with a

Roy’s Run 2020

Roy’s Run 2020

On 29th July 2020 we will be commemorating the memory of our friend Roy Morris, who lost his battle with melanoma on this day in 2015. Roy was an integral part of the Crosbie Crew since its earliest days and

MGA Whittles Community Foundation

MGA Whittles Community Foundation 2020

MGA Whittles staff from all branches continued their commitment to fundraising in 2020 and although their campaign was carried out online due to COVID-19 restrictions, they raised an amazing $7000. Once again the MGA staff community foundation decided to match

Round For Rick - Ambrose Golf Day

Round For Rick – Ambrose Golf Day

Capella Golf Club in Qld was the setting on Saturday 26th October for family and friends to gather and play golf to honour the memory of Rick Napthali. Damien Smith and Shaun Christensen spearheaded the event and 113 players gathered

Steer Mobb Running Team at Westpac City To Bay 2019

Steer Mobb Running Team at Westpac City To Bay 2019

Oscar (12yrs) and Banjo (8yrs) decided that they should fundraise for Melanoma research and prevention. There had been a number of their family Members who have had battles with melanoma and the boys are acutely aware of the importance of

Michael Stanbury at Westpac City To Bay 2019

Michael Stanbury at Westpac City To Bay 2019

Five years ago my brother Richard passed away from melanoma cancer. He is my motivation to do this. Richard was 56yrs old. I am 56 now and can’t imagine not seeing my family again. So I am doing this in

Wattle Street Market

Wattle Street Market

Thanks to Jacqueline and her team for their support for AMRF at their summer markets, raising awareness to be sun smart and providing sunscreen and fundraising. Wattle St Market is a pop-up garden market at 85 Wattle Street in Fullarton

T8T Fest 2019 & Mela-No-More Fundraising Shave

T8T Fest 2019 and Mela-No-More Fundraising Shave

We wish to congratulate Shelley and Amanda Tait on yet another fantastic Music Festival at the GrandView Hotel on Sept 7 in Bowen, QLD. Once again the community, along with family and friends came together to remember Nicholas Tait, a

Oct 5 & 6 - Open Garden - Port Lincoln

Oct 5 & 6 – Open Garden – Port Lincoln

Sharon and Bevis Frances held an Open Garden Event in memory of their daughter-in-law. ‘Rosewood’ their beautiful garden with stunning ocean views was the setting for live music, cake stalls, plant sales in addition to strolling amongst their gorgeous Rose

Lyell Duffy Charity Golf Day at Yeppoon Golf Club, QLD

Lyell Duffy Charity Golf Day at Yeppoon Golf Club, QLD

This year the Lyell Duffy Memorial Golf Day was held on 21st July at Yeppoon Golf Club, which is the day before the 5th Anniversary of Lyell’s passing. Each year since, Lyell’s work mates at Capricornia Correctional Centre have organised

Shaving In Memory Of Jimbo

Congratulations to Meagen and Andrew Davis for their wonderful effort organising an online fundraiser (through the ‘Everyday Hero’ platform) in memory of their father/father-in-law James Davis. The campaign included an incentive, if their fundraising target was reached, Meagen would shave

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Privacy Policy

Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of the people whose personal information it collects. We collect personal information about individuals who are employed by us, our donors, our volunteers, other supporters, allied associations, consultants and service providers.

Information we collect

Whenever we collect personal information, we will identify ourselves as AMRF and ensure people are aware of why we are collecting information and how we plan to use it.

The type of personal information AMRF usually collects and holds includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, donation date, reason for donation, merchandise orders and other information such as health related information pertaining to AMRF research and program delivery. This information may be collected in person, via our website on the secure payment gateway, as well as other sources.

When people visit our website, or download information from it, the following information is recorded by Google Analytics:

  • Their network location and IP address
  • The date and time of their visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page
  • Referring site details (ie the site and page they came from to arrive at this site)
  • Type of web browser they used
  • Type of operating system they used
  • JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen colour processing ability

This information is only used for statistical and website development purposes. We make limited use of cookies on our website. We use cookies to improve the functionality of our website, and to remember user preferences when people return.

In the event where an individual shares unsolicited personal information that AMRF would not have collected for the purposes outlined above that information will be destroyed or de-identified as soon as is practicable.

How we use and disclose personal information

We collect and use stakeholder’s personal information to carry out the functions and activities of AMRF and to comply with our legal obligations, to maintain and update our records and to help us manage and provide our services.

We may also use information to ask for support and to keep people informed about the ways in which our donors and supporters help us to make a difference to raise funds for research, awareness and early detection programs.  People have the right to opt out of any communications from AMRF.  This will not stop them receiving receipts and other transactional communications as required by law.

We may disclose personal information to third parties who assist us to perform functions on our behalf (such as commercial mail preparation services, this information is permanently deleted by the provider upon completion of the service and confirmed in writing of such).  These external service providers are under a duty to maintain the privacy and security of your information in line with this Privacy Policy and to use your personal information only for the purpose for which it is disclosed.

AMRF does not use any government related identifiers, such as Medicare numbers or tax file numbers, of an individual as our own identifier.

Marketing and communications

We may use people’s information within AMRF only in connection with marketing and fundraising campaigns. We may provide marketing communications to stakeholders on an ongoing basis by telephone, electronic messages (eg. email), online (including websites and mobile apps) and other means, unless they opt out or we are subject to legal restrictions. These may include communications relating to AMRF and our programs, campaign and promotional messages, event invitations, fundraising opportunities and newsletters.

AMRF also sends transactional communications which include but are not limited to: Donation & Tax Receipts, forgotten password e-mails, event sign up confirmation and confirmations from Web forms.

To opt-out of receiving AMRF marketing communications people can:

  • Select the “unsubscribe” option in one of the marketing communications that they receive from us.
  • Send an email to:
  • Call us on 0419 822 969
  • Send a written request to: PO Box 574, Kent Town DC SA 5071

Security of personal information

AMRF regards the security of personal information as a priority and takes a number of precautions to protect people’s personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Specific security precautions are in place for processing online payments through payment gateway providers Stripe and PayPal which include the use of encrypted links, dedicated private connections and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. However, the Internet is not a secure environment and although all care is taken, we cannot guarantee the security of information people provide to us via electronic means such as email.

If people become aware of any inaccuracy in the personal information, we hold about themselves, they are encouraged to contact AMRF so we can update any personal information we hold.


Where it is lawful and practicable, we will allow individuals to deal with us on an anonymous basis. For example, if we receive a telephone enquiry, we will not require that the enquirer gives us their name, although depending on the nature of the enquiry, we may not be able to answer it unless they do.

We can also accept gifts and other forms of support anonymously. However, provisions contained in taxation legislation require AMRF to collect the name of the donor if the donor requires a tax-deductible receipt.

Image copyright

AMRF’s reputation and goodwill is extremely important. Permission to use images featured on this website has only been given to AMRF and therefore should not be downloaded or used in any way by a third party without consent.

For information on obtaining permission for an image, please email

Acceptance of terms

If AMRF updates or changes this Privacy Policy, the changes will be made on this page. Your continued use of AMRF’s website following the posting of changes will mean you accept those changes.

Contact us

If you have any questions about privacy-related issues OR you wish to lodge a complaint about a breach of this policy OR other privacy matter OR you do not wish to be contacted by us to ask for your support, please contact us by email at Alternatively our postal address is below:

PO Box 574
Kent Town DC SA 5071

We take your privacy concerns seriously. Where you express any concerns that we have interfered with your privacy, we will respond to let you know who will be handling your matter and when you can expect a further response. We may request additional details from you regarding your concerns and may need to engage or consult with other parties in order to investigate and deal with your issue. We will keep records of your request and any resolution.

For information about privacy generally, or if your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at and on 1300 363 992.