A student-led philanthropy initiative to raise $50, 000 to help sick kids!


24 Hour Fun-A-Thon 2017

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Phil' puts the FUN in fundraising!

Arc Philanthropy (Phil') is one of Arc's newest student-led programs. Our aim is to unite the entire UNSW community behind one common goal of raising awareness and money for a great cause each year.

Last year (the inaugural year) we raised over $34,000 for our neighbors the Child Life and Music Therapy Department at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. This year our aim is to raise $50, 000!

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!

Thanks to the generosity of the UNSW community we have so far we have raised $22,108.52 making it $27,891.48 to go! 

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2017 Sponsors List

2017 Phil Fun-A-Thon Score Board

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Phil' Skydiving Challenge

Phil'ing so fly! Tick off your bucket list while making a difference.

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Phil' 24 hour Fun-A-Thon!

Where does the money go?

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Thanks to our volunteers and donors - here's what we've raised so far!

On Campus FUNdraising

Raised $1380.35

Throughout Semester 1, Phil' volunteers baked for and ran pop-up fundraisers including BBQs, Bake Sales, Henna Days, Busking and more on campus to raise money for the Hospital. Thanks to our volunteers for working so hard!! 

Bunnings Mascot Bake Sale and BBQ

Raised $954.05 (bake sale) Raised $2246.20 (BBQ)

Thank you to our wonderphil' volunteers who gave up their weekends (Sat April 8 and Sat May 6) to run a bake sale and BBQ at Bunnings Mascot. They baked 100's of delicious treats and cook 1000 sausages. On both days the support from the local community was incredible. 

On Campus Easter FUNdraiser

Raised $228.80

To celebrate Easter, we gave the UNSW community the opportunity to win a giant jar full of Easter Eggs by guessing how many were inside with a gold coin donation. Congraulations Shajara for guessing the closest! 

Phil' Pedal 4 Kids Team

Raised $1,694

Mitchell McBurnie, Lachlan Burrows, Samantha Boyce and Stephen Sharpe made up our incredible cycle team they bravely took on this Phil' Challenge on Sunday May 7 riding 132km all the way from Kiama to Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. 

Phil' Charity Concert Night

Raised $4,880.84

On May 18th we hosted the inaugural Phil' Charity Concert Night - it was a fantastic night filled with student performances, a great raffle with over 28 generously donated prizes and a room filled with wonderful people there to support an inspiring Child Life and Music Therapy team. 

City 2 Surf


22 students and staff did the 14km fun run! We were lucky to have Music Therapist Matt on the team too. See the fundraising page here and photo gallery here

Coffee for a cause!

Raised $261

Tues 22 Aug was a brew-tiful day at the Greenhouse with coffee trucks, thanks to students that procaffeinated. 

Meet your 2017 Phil' Student Coordinator

Hey, my name is Carly and I'm very excited to be the Phil' coordinator this year! I absolutely love theatre and am obsessed with traveling. I've been working with not-for-profit organisations for over five years and am so excited to work on Phil' this year and raise $50,000 for an amazing cause - the Child Life and Therapy  department at the Sydney Children's Hospital. Even as an adult, we all know that medical tests and treatment can be uncomfortable and scary - for kids, its even worse! I'm so honoured to have the opportunity to help this wonderful department of the hospital by raising money for more therapists, equipment and toys for the departments to distract the children from the medical world, and let them just be kids!