A popular way of supporting the IDF Life for a Child Programme is through fundraising. Your creativity is the only limit to what you can do to raise money for the Programme! Here are some examples of the different ways individuals and groups have raised money:

Get everyone on the dance floor

Students of the Meriden School Interact Club in Sydney, Australia raised AU$5,000 for Life for a Child by hosting a dance for Year 7-9 students.

Cycle around a country or the world!

Diabetes Tasmania organised a 12-day, 600km adventure cycle tour of Sri Lanka for its members, raising funds and awareness of diabetes. Young Swiss cyclist Andrea Munger rode more than 13,000km over 10 months from Lausanne, Switzerland to Nagpur, India. He used his journey as a means to raise money for Life for a Child and build awareness of diabetes in the developing world.

Put on a show!

A class at the Universal American School in Dubai organised a fashion show and raised over US$500 for Life for a Child.

Blue Days

The Medical Science Club of Park House English School in Qatar arranged for their entire school to dress in blue for World Diabetes Day, raising funds for Life for a Child. Over US$1,600 was donated!

Coin & recycle drive

Lilly Branka, a nine-year-old American girl with type 1 diabetes, raised US $500 for LFAC by hosting a coin drive in her school and returning recyclable cans and bottles in exchange for money. Lilly’s donation was subsequently matched by two sponsors, bringing the total amount to US$1,500.

Be a model citizen

Freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania hold a Model United Nations conference every year, raising money for a different charity each time. In 2012, they chose to support Life for a Child.

Skate away

The Vancouver Island chapter of JDRF Canada held an ice-skating party at Christmas and suggested each family donate their entry free to Life for a Child. Almost $200 was raised!

Sell sell sell

Staff at the Queensland Diabetes Centre in Queensland, Australia, raised over AU$720 for Life for a Child by selling a local restaurant and activity guide book which provides discounts for restaurants, accommodation and activities.

Christmas cheer

Rather than sending Christmas cards to its customers, Diasend AB used the money to make a donation to Life for a Child. Helping to save young lives and the environment! 


The IDF Life for a Child Programme has a selection of resources available that you can use in your fundraising and promotional activities.

Posters and promotional flyer

Download Poster 1 (pdf) Download Poster 2 (pdf) Download Flyer (pdf)

Programme Updates

The IDF Life for a Child Programme produces two updates a year, reporting on the Programme’s achievements and highlighting the many partner organisations that it collaborates with around the world.

Life for a Child Films

Two documentary films have been produced about the IDF Life for a Child programme, showcasing children assisted by the Programme in Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both can be viewed on the Life for a Child YouTube Channel and DVD copies are available on request.

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