The 24 hour Phil’ Fun-A-Thon is back in 2019 on WED 30 OCT - THU 31 OCT T3W7

Get ready for 24 hours of movin’, shakin’ and do-good-makin’! Every hour on the hour a different challenge from bubble soccer to karaoke to yoga. Special guests from the last years included Commando Steve Willis, Sydney Dance Company and Sydney FC. Expect more exciting surprise guests in 2019! 

Arc's Phil' is Australia's largest student-led philanthropy initiative. Our mission is put the FUN in fundraising while uniting UNSW students, staff, alumni and the local community to get behind a very worthy local cause. Together we can make a BIG difference for little kids!

Since the program's inaugural year in 2016, Phil' has managed to raise over $272,000! Every dollar raised goes to Child Life & Music Therapy at The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. The therapists use play and music to help babies, kids and teens in hospital manage pain, understand medical procedures and make sure they don’t miss out on having a fun childhood!

Our Wonderphil' volunteers have been busy fundraising all year with; bake sales, barbecues, raffles, Pedal 4 Kids 100km cycling rid, the Phil' Charity Concert, the Phil' Gala Ball, City2Surf 14km fun run and the biggest event on the Phil' calendar is the 24-hour Fun-A-Thon. 

Don’t just take our word for it listen to what the student participants from 2017 had to say about the experience. We asked 'What did you love about the Fun-A-Thon?'

“it was amazing being able to spend 24 hours getting to know the people from my team better. We did a lot of bonding over the time and it really strengthened our relationships. It’s kind of amazing how quickly the 24 hours went by because of how much fun we were having.”

“It's hard to believe how much of a difference you can make as a participant, not only in raising valuable funds for children in need, but also acting as advocates for the Child Life and Music Therapy Unit. I've seen their work in action, and it is honestly outstanding the way they transform the hospital environment into a less scary and traumatizing place. This will forever be one of the fondest memories I will keep from my time at UNSW!”

“the sense of community and the way it made my heart Phil' ”

“the overnight activities, there is something special about being on campus at that time when everyone else has gone home.”

“getting together as a team and doing something for the people who make kids’ lives better while they are going through their journey in hospital.”

“how it brought a large group of people from across the whole spectrum of the uni to work together to raise such a significant amount of money for an amazing cause, all while having the most fun!”

“the midnight silent disco, is was amazing! Also the people running it!”

“ Fun-A-Thon is the biggest and most rewarding event I've ever been a part of! You get to bond so much with your team and get a bit of a competitive kick in each of the hourly challenges, which are always something different, fun and related to the cause. “

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