"I am participating in the You Little Ripper challenge, raising vital funds for Redkite who have supported my family during the toughest time in our lives. I encourage you to let it rip with me this October"
Nathan - Redkite family ambassador
brave souls letting it rip
raised so far
How it works
Join the club
Sign up today and get your friends or workmates involved too - the more the merrier!
Spread the word
Let everyone know you’ll be letting it rip this October and ask family, friends and workmates to sponsor you.
Wax the hair
Grit those teeth and wax it off - just five seconds of ouch! to support families facing childhood cancer.
Rewards and prizes
As your fundraising total grows, you'll earn rewards, badges and entries into our prize draws:
- register and you'll get your starter kit of five wax strips plus You Little Ripper tattoo sheet
- receive a donation within 48 hours of signing up and you'll be entered into our prize draw to win a year's supply of VITAMAN products worth over $200
- for every additional donation you receive, you'll be entered into our prize draw to win one of 10 VITAMAN Daily Essential Gift Packs, each worth $130
- raise $250 and you'll be the proud owner of a pair of Redkite socks
Plus you'll also collect virtual badges to add to your fundraising page.
Let it rip...
On your own
Take on the challenge solo, and get as many of your friends and family to witness the spectacle! You could even charge a premium for ringside seats!
With your mates
Or why not get your mates together for a hilarious, 'hair-raising', synchronised session? Lots of laughter and a little pain - and all for families facing childhood cancer.
At work if you dare
Or would you be up for letting it rip with your workmates – and dare your bosses to join in? Read more about taking part with your company >
Meet Peter and Eli
"To pick up the pieces for us, it’s exactly what we needed."
A cancer diagnosis is devastating for any child’s family; but for their siblings, it can be especially hard. When Peter and Jennifer were told their baby Eli had a neuroblastoma (a rare form of paediatric cancer) at just six weeks old, their three other children took it badly.
Their parents spent the next three months with baby Eli in hospital, which took its toll on their older children. So their Redkite social worker sat them down with a picture book about cancer and how chemotherapy affects children and their hair. Peter, meanwhile, read the stories on the Redkite website, which gave him much-needed hope.
“The hardest thing was not knowing what to expect” says Jennifer. “To have an organisation that is there to pick up the pieces for us, it’s exactly what we needed. We’re just so grateful.”
Your questions answered
Is there an age limit for taking part?
Yes, you must be over 18 to take part in You Little Ripper.
What will the money I raise be used for?
The money raised through You Little Ripper will ensure that Redkite can continue to give families the strength they need to face childhood cancer.
How can I sponsor someone taking part?
First search for the participant on this page, then: a) arrive at their online fundraising page; b) click or tap the red “Donate” button; c) complete the form with your payment details. We’ll email you with a tax-deductible receipt.