Gold coin fundraising ideas

Invite school students or work colleagues to join in the below activities and bring a gold coin donation to support our Indigenous education programs.

Wear red for a day
Host a walkathon

Wear a red t-shirt to school/work or split year levels up into black, red & yellow to form an Aboriginal flag (see example below of Elwood Primary School)

Scroll down for four easy steps to host your own Stomp Out The Gap Walkathon

Host a morning tea

Gather some treats and have a cuppa. Invite a local Traditional Owner to do a Welcome to Country and tell you about their local history and culture

Host a sausage sizzle
Run a quiz

Who doesn't like a sausage sizzle? 
Run a gold-coin-donation sausage sizzle at your school or workplace

How much do you know about Indigenous culture? Dedicate some time to learning more about your local Indigenous culture

Give something up

Get sponsored to give something up. What will it be? Chocolate? Social media? TV?



The Stomp Out the Gap Walkathon is a fun challenge that has an enormous impact.


Schools and workplaces are encouraged to host a walkathon and raise funds to help Stomp Out the Gap.


Participants can choose to walk or run laps of a 400m circuit and are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor them for every lap completed eg. $1 per lap.

All funds raised will support education programs for Indigenous kids in remote communities.

The highest fundraising school will win a school visit from Cathy Freeman


Set your date and spread the word:

Organise details of  your Walkathon eg. where and when.

Display posters around your school.

Let teachers, parents and students know  

via your school newsletter or website.

Get organised:

Mark out your 400m Walkathon course.

Organise who will supervise the Walkathon.

Distribute Walkathon pledge forms to students.

Walk or run and have fun:

Start your Walkathon with an Acknowledgement of Country.

Host your Walkathon and have fun.

Take photos and share them on social media.

Use the hashtag #StompOutTheGap.

Award the winner of your Walkathon with the below certificate.

Win a school visit from Cathy Freeman:

Collect funds raised by students and deposit your school's donation. 

Remember to put your school name with your donation to go in the running to win a school visit from Cathy Freeman*.
*Funds need to be deposited by 31 December 2018


Students from Elsternwick Primary School show us how to stomp

The inaugural Stomp Out The Gap in 2017 saw 650 schools across Australia sign up to show their support for Indigenous education. One particular school caught our attention with an epic photograph of the school dressed in colours forming the Aboriginal flag! We spoke to Grade 6 Classroom Teacher, Ryan Murphy from Elwood Primary School, to find out how they managed to pull off such an impactful Stomp Out The Gap day.

For enquiries and requests specifically relating to Cathy Freeman, please


Please note, due to the large number of requests, we are unable to guarantee that a response will be provided to all queries. We apologise in advance.

(03) 9686 4813

PO Box 3366

East Melbourne, VIC, 3002

ABN: 59 623 241 565

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The Cathy Freeman Foundation acknowledges and pays our respects to the past, present and emerging traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live.

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