21-27 SEPTEMBER 2020

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Get prepared to go without

One in three Australians will face a disaster in their lifetime, yet many don’t think it will happen to them.

This September, we’re challenging people across the country to get prepared by going without everyday essentials that are usually at our fingertips – essentials that most people don’t have access to in a disaster.

Take the challenge, get prepared, and raise money to help people doing it tough.


Until the Challenge begins

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$28,217 raised

Challenge completed!

enough to help XX people in XX

How the challenge works

Go Without for one week

From 21 – 27 September go without everyday essentials you may lose access to during a disaster. Each day we’ll send you a text message letting you know which essential you’ve lost access to – by the end of the week you’ll be going without all five.

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Get sponsors and raise funds

Ask your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you with a donation to your online fundraising page (and encourage them to take the challenge themselves!). Share your experience completing the challenge with them during the week.

Take the challenge

Help those doing it tough

Red Cross goes wherever and whenever we’re needed, helping communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. The funds you raise taking on the Go Without Challenge help support this vital work – so aim high! The more you raise, the more people you help.

See how you help

The Essentials

Here’s what you’ll be going without – but you won’t know which day you’ll have to give up each essential (so savour those hot showers while you can!)

Challenge 1

Only spend $200 for the week

Challenge 2

Drink only water

Challenge 3

Switch the lights off

Challenge 4

Eat only from your pantry

Challenge 5

No hot showers today

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