The Big Day Off 2017

Win a paid day off work and support Australians with a spinal cord injury

Businesses: register

Signing your workplace up for the Big Day Off is a great way to engage, reward your staff and give back to your community.

Employees: Nominate a workplace

Let your boss know about the Big Day Off by nominating your workplace to get involved in this unique fundraiser.

Employees: buy tickets

Win an extra day off work to do whatever you want. Tickets are just $5 each and the more you buy, the more chances you have to win!

 

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How does a paid day off work sound?
That’s exactly what you can win with the Big Day Off.
Your day, your way....no work, all play!

Registrations are now open

How does the Big Day Off work?

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Step 1

Register your workplace
Nominate a workplace

The boss registers online and chooses how many days off they will give away.

They’ll be given a unique code needed for step 2.

The boss will also be emailed posters with your code to print out and put up around your workplace.

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Step 2

Buy tickets

You and your coworkers buy online raffle tickets to win the days off that your boss has put up. You do this using the unique code your boss was given.

Tickets are $5 each and all money raised goes to help the 10 000+ Australians with a spinal cord injury.

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Step 3

On 3rd July, you’ll get an email letting you know if you’re a Big Day Off winner.

If you’ve won, have a chat to your boss and work out when you’ll take your Big Day Off.

If you didn’t win, you’ve contributed to supporting people with spinal cord injuries. Well done!

 

Can’t participate?

If you can’t participate but still want to support the Big Day Off, please make a donation here.

Donate here

 

 

About the Big Day Off

A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone
Most happen to people under the age of 35

About the Big Day Off


The Big Day Off brings businesses and employees together to raise funds for people with spinal cord injury. It’s a fun way to engage and reward employees, by offering them the chance to win a paid day off work. Businesses sign up and offer a day or days paid leave, then staff buy online raffle tickets in the draw to win a Big Day Off from their workplace.

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How will you spend your big day off?

James’ story


James is a country footballer and physiotherapy student who sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a routine collision with an opponent. He is the inspiration behind the Big Day Off.


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The lifetime cost per incidence of quadriplegia
is estimated to be $9.5 million

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  • 5 days ago by Big Day Off

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    Every ticket bought until Friday 23 June will not only give you the opportunity to win a day off work, but also the chance to win one of 10 Uber ridesharing vouchers valued at $20 each! Register your business today!
    Go in the draw to win a voucher from Uber!
  • 1 week ago by Big Day Off

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    Every ticket bought until Wednesday 21 June will go into the running to win the Thunder Summer XL trampoline thanks to our friends at Vuly
    Win a trampoline thanks to Vuly!
  • 2 weeks ago by Big Day Off

    Big Day Off
    Part 3/3: So often the cause was a simple misstep, or a car accident or sports injury and it often occurred while people were doing what they loved and fate intervened. Many years ago I had a chance meeting with Gary Allsop, injured in an AFL footy game and is now a wheelchair user. He reached out to me from Melbourne and asked me to come and host a fundraising function for him. I was so touched by his kindness and gratitude and how honest he was with me about the impact spinal cord injury has had on his life and his family’s. We have become lifelong friends. Big Day Off ambassador, Sandra Sully To be a part of the Big Day Off head to http://bigdayoff.org
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  • 2 weeks ago by Big Day Off

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    Part 2/3: It’s about genuine compassion and kindness for others and your community that counts, and once you stop thinking about your own issues, you gain perspective and become very grateful for what you have. Doing something for someone else, without expecting anything in return, grounds you and reminds you of what’s important in life.
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  • 2 weeks ago by Big Day Off

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    Part 1/3: It all started for me when I was at university decades ago while doing some intern work with disabled kids. I just couldn’t believe the heartbreaking and profound life-changing impact of spinal cord injury on not just those who experience it, but also on their family and friends. I have spent my life being active and healthy and I simply couldn’t imagine not being able to move.I have the greatest empathy, respect and compassion for those struggling with spinal cord injury, as they are so often reliant on their loved ones to help them live with dignity. Sandra Sully, Big Day Off ambassador.
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  • 3 weeks ago by Big Day Off

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    The Big Day Off brings businesses and their employees together to raise funds for people with spinal cord injury. It’s a fun way to engage and reward employees, by offering them the chance to win a paid day off work. Get involved today!
    Get involved with the Big Day Off!

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