The Children’s Cancer Institute has launched ‘Donate Your Age’ – a new fundraising campaign created by independent agency Orphan that asks people to donate $1 for every year of life that they have been lucky enough to live, to help cure every child of cancer.
“Most of us complain about getting old. The grey hairs, the lines, and the wrinkles. But the truth is, growing old is actually a privilege,” said Ant Hatton, founder of Orphan.
“Something we should all be thankful for. Sadly, 3 children die from cancer every week in Australia. These kids don’t get the chance to find out what they want to do, or who they want to be.
‘Donate Your Age’ is not just about giving, it’s about gratitude. It’s about showing your appreciation, for every precious year of life that you’ve been given. If you’re 32, you can donate $32. If you’re 56, you can donate $56, and so on.”
Back in September 2022, independent agency Orphan, created a new brand platform for Children’s Cancer Institute titled ‘A life should be long’. Donate Your Age is the first major fundraising campaign to be executed under the new platform.
Hans Berents, founder of Orphan says: “In a crowded charity category, with so many important organisations reaching out for money, we wanted to do something specific to the cause rather than a generic call for donations. Donate Your Age is a fresh take on fundraising, firmly rooted in empathy and gratitude, and could only be done for a children’s charity such as Children’s Cancer Institute.”
With Donate Your Age, the younger you are, the less you are asked to give, so the hope is that the younger generation will get involved with the campaign and the cause too.
Heather Mcllfatrick, – General Manager, Brand, Communications & Digital at CCI says: “When we kicked off the A Life Should be Long concept with Orphan last year, we knew it had enormous potential and really resonated with our donors. Ant and Hans have found the perfect way of taking this concept to the next level through the unique Donate Your Age campaign.
Arresting and engaging, the stunning creative and simple call to action, showcasing different people at different stages of life, will, we hope, make it very difficult to ignore! Jump onboard and help our researchers cure all kids of cancer.”
The ‘Donate Your Age Campaign’ will run until September 2023, and consist of TV, cinema, OOH, DM, print, digital, and social. If you would like to help find a cure for every child with cancer, Donate Your Age today @ccia.org.au
Creative Agency: Orphan
Client: Children’s Cancer Institute
Chief Marketing and Fundraising Officer: Anne Johnston
General Manager, Brand, Communications & Digital: Heather Mcllfatrick
Marketing Lead: Briony Doney
Head of Brand and Content: Paul Wiggins
Production Company: The Pool Collective
Director, DP, Photographer: Ingvar Kenne
Alchemist: Cameron Gray
Production Manager: Zoe Izzard
Casting: Toni Higginbotham
Post Production: ARC EDIT
Editor: Lucas Baynes
Colour Grade & Online: Dan Molony
Executive Producer, ARC EDIT: Daniel Fry
Sound and music: Rumble Studios
Producer: Irene Kakopieros
Composer: Jeremy Richmond
Sound Designer: Tone Aston
Sound Designer: Daniel Williams
Investment Director: James Chapman
Senior Digital Executive: Elizabeth Netting