Asking for donations instead of gifts is an inspiring way to allow family and friends to mark your special occasion and support our life-saving work.

Donations in lieu of gifts are simple to arrange and are the perfect alternative gift for any celebration you have in mind, be it a wedding, birthday, anniversary, christening or naming day.

Whatever the occasion, Heart Research Australia would like to wish you the very best on your special day and thank you for supporting us in the fight against heart disease.

Create Your Own Special Occasion Page

You can make any celebration special with an online Give in Celebration page. By encouraging family and friends to donate to heart research you are giving the precious gift of heart health to all Australians. And with two out of three families affected by heart disease, the person you save could be you or someone you love.

Your Gift In Celebration page can be personalised with pictures and wording. Sharing your Gift in Celebration page with family and friends is simple via email, Facebook and Twitter. Every donation is then recorded on your fundraising page along with a message of support from your donors. Everyone who makes a donation of $2 or more to your page will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

To create your own In Celebration page click here.

In Celebration Cards

We can provide you with special donation cards and envelopes which you can either send out with your invitations or have available at your celebration. Your friends will be sent a receipt letter and if required, we can send you the final amount contributed.

To order, simply call our Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator Kristina Porteous on 02 9436 0056 or email

Wedding Favours

Make the first thing you share as husband and wife a beautiful gesture of generosity and love. In lieu of traditional wedding favours for your guests, a Heart Research Australia wedding favour will help to give the gift of heart health to all Australians.

These elegantly designed table cards, complete with thank you message, are embellished with a Heart Research Australia lapel badge. Magnetic fastenings on the badges mean that they can be worn without damaging delicate fabrics. And because all proceeds go to funding heart research, they are a meaningful way to thank wedding guests for their attendance or remember loved ones who can’t be there to celebrate your special day. For a cost of $5.95 per wedding favour, we can provide each of your wedding guests with one of these beautiful Heart Research Australia cards and lapel badges. Minimum order 50.

To order, simply call our Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator Kristina Porteous on 02 9436 0056 or email