Why ‘Blue Knot’ Day?
Blue Knot Day is Blue Knot Foundation's national awareness day celebrated in October every year. On this day, we ask all Australians to unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. The tangled knot symbolises the complexity of childhood trauma, with blue representing the colour of the sky and a clear blue sky providing the space for new possibilities.
In 2018 Blue Knot Day will be held on Monday 29 October. If you would like to organise a Blue Knot Day event in your community, volunteer your time or find out more about Blue Knot Day, please click on the link below and complete the registration form.
Register your event
Blue Knot Foundation has an existing profile on a number of online fundraising platforms where you can also develop a personalised Blue Knot Day fundraising page, choose Blue Knot Foundation as your nominated charity and invite your supporters to your page to make online donations. You can register your Blue Knot Day event and raise funds through the following online platforms:
· Everyday Hero
· Go Fundraise
· Just Giving
If you intend to fundraise for Blue Knot Foundation through Blue Knot Day, please ensure you read our Event and Fundraising Guidelines and complete the Events and Fundraising form
Blue Knot Day merchandise can be a great way to raise both funds and awareness in your community. Wear your Blue Knot Day Pin or Friendship Bracelet with pride this Blue Knot Day and unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Blue Knot Day 2017
In 2017 the Blue Knot Day theme of ‘Unite in Support of Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma’ highlighted the strength that can be found in unity, and that healing and recovery cannot occur in isolation. Blue Knot Day encourages communities, families, media, workplaces and all Australians to unite in support of adult survivors of childhood trauma through events such as workplace morning teas, fundraisers, barbeques, community gatherings and faith-based events, and in 2017, through the Blue Knot Day social media campaign, ‘#unitebkd2017’.
A special thank you to our Blue Knot Day partners, Shine Lawyers, for supporting the #unitebkd2017 social media campaign, the Blue Knot Day Photography Competition and Blue Knot Day events across Australia.
Our gratitude also extends to all Blue Knot Day event organisers and volunteers who have once again helped to raise awareness of the 1 in 4 million Australian adults who have experienced childhood trauma. Please visit the Blue Knot Day Highlights 2017 page BKD Highlights where we share some of our favourite stories from Blue Knot Day 2017 with you.