Phil' is Australia's largest student-led philanthropy initiative!





Our mission is to unite all UNSW students, staff, alumni and the local community to do good and Phil' good.

Phil' raises money to help sick kids. The funds go to the Child Life and Music Therapy at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. The therapists use play and music to help hospitalised babies, kids and teens manage pain, understand medical procedures and make sure they don’t miss out on having a fun childhood! They empower sick children by;

  • Normalising the hospital environment
  • Reducing anxiety and promoting self-esteem
  • Providing education and support to children, and their families

The 2018 Phil’ campaign was launched in O-Week with fundraising commencing in early February with aim of raising $85,000. Across session 1, several fundraising initiatives were very successful with the Phil’ Gala night raising over $30,000. The end of year target was adjusted to $100,000 in June. Student volunteers did weekly fundraising activities with bake sales, barbeques and raffles. Phil’ also entered teams in the Pedal4kids cycling event and the City2Surf fun run. 

Heading into the Fun-A-Thon in September the $100,000 target was reached so we created a new aim is to raise $138,800. Raising $138,800 this year means that we will have raised over a quarter of a million dollars since Phil’s inception in 2016. This target was reached before the 24hr Fun-A-Thon began. The 24 hr Fun-A-Thon was held on Thur 11 Oct – Fri 12 Oct, with 32 teams competing. The teams were made up of students from clubs and societies, colleges, volunteer groups, international students, first years and post graduates. The event was an amazing success that raised tens of thousands of dollars. The staff of the Child Life & Music Therapy Team were active participants during all of Phil'  fundraising events. 

We currently have raised over $160K this year and money continues to be donated!

Every dollar you give will make a BIG difference in the lives of little kids and their families. 


Meet the 2018 Phil' Leadership Team

One of the many things that makes Phil' special is that it is student-led. Between classes and everything else in a busy student life these guys work tirelessly organising all the FUNdrasing activities and events. 

The 2018 Phil' Coordinator is Courtney Cross (4th year Psychology student) . Jeremy Ng (1st year Medicine student) Kim Liu (4th year Commerce/Fine Arts student) and Stephanie Baris (2nd year Commerce/Advanced Science student) make-up the talented leadership team. 

If you see them around campus give them a high-five and have a chat about Phil'. 

From left: Kim, Steph, Courtney and Jeremy

Meet Team Wonderphil' 

We are a group of student volunteers dedicated to putting the FUN in fundraising! 

Weekly you'll see us around campus with the guessing jars, bubbles, cupcakes, raffles and other surprises. We also run large-scale FUNdraiser events including the Phil’ Charity Concert, Gala Ball and the 24 hr Fun-a-Thon! 

We spend our weekends at Bunnings doing barbecues and bake sales. We participated in Pedal4Kids and City2Surf. 

Phil' does good. Will you?

Show your support and make an online donation to the team -click here.

Phil' Good Moments of 2018

Phil' 24 hour Fun-A-Thon 11 Oct - 12 Oct

Where does the money go?

Find out more about Child Life & Music Therapy at the Sydney Children's Hopsital

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