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 in the Blue Knot Day logo 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.
The 2018 Blue Knot Day ‘REAL LIVES. REAL CHANGE’ social media campaign recognised the urgent need for support services for adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Thank you to everyone who supported and shared the REAL LIVES social media campaign, volunteered their time or organised Blue Knot Day events in their local community – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Watch this space for more Blue Knot Day 2018 news!
Blue Knot Day will next be held on Monday 28 October 2019, with events and activities happening throughout Blue Knot Week, from Monday 28 October until Sunday 3 November. If you would like to volunteer your time or get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase a Blue Knot bracelet or pin
Wearing a Blue Knot Day bracelet or pin can help start much needed conversations, and are a visible way to show your support. They can be purchased through our online shop and sold at Blue Knot Day events, or shared with family, friends and colleagues. Pins and bracelets are sold in packs of 5. Pins are $20 per pack and bracelets $25 per pack.
Blue Knot Day merchandise can be a great way to raise both funds and awareness in your community. Wear your Blue Knot Day bracelet or pin with pride this Blue Knot Day and unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma.
Raise funds and awareness in your community
Blue Knot Day events include workplace morning teas, community barbecues, trivia nights, fun runs, faith-based events and fundraising luncheons.
There are a number of online fundraising platforms where you can 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.