Registration: Opens May 2024
Start growing:
June 1st
Stop growing: August 31st
Shave it: anytime in September
Fundraising ends: 30th September

Yep. Beard growing officially starts June 1st, registrations for 2024 will open early May, so rest assured it’s never too late. We’ll take them in all dimensions till the end of August. Already blessed with a beard? Keep growing it and get on board for the shave in September.

A beard is a way to show support, build awareness and raise life-changing funds to help families hurting after the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or infant death. This is a community campaign where strength comes from more beards on deck…dads who have experienced loss, their mates, family members and colleagues.

Funds raised from this campaign are directed in entirety to the Bears of Hope registered non-profit organisation, allowing them to continue providing leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby. Have a look below at the funds raised in our
2024 Beards of Hope campaign.


2024 campaign statistics


Beard Basics:

Pimp and style your beard as you like it…scruffy, groomed or a la carte
Register as a Beards of Hope fundraiser
Opt in to have donors vote for you to shave or save your beard
Strut your bearded stuff in our end-of-campaign competition
Lock in a date to shave in Spring (or commit to a bearded future!)
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Get Your Fundraising On

Beards Of Hope will be back in 2024!

It is a bold number we know. Achieving it would help us dramatically in bridging the gap in support services and resources needed right across Australia.

Whether you are signing up as an individual or as team! Every sign up helps!

Kick off by registering your own online or community campaign (or both!) or make a donation.

How Can I Fundraise?


During the registration process, you will create an online fundraising page for Bears Of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support. We offer some great incentives to support your campaign, with free merchandise including T-shirts or Supporter Packs, upon reaching targets.

Opens May 1st


You can take the initiative to hold raffles, coinbox collections, work events or BBQs to get people behind your campaign. If you choose to run this type of fundraiser, you must register it and receive both an Authority to Fundraise and fundraising number from Bears Of Hope.

Register now

Meet Some Beards

They’re a scruffy bunch. Tangible proof that beards really do come in all shapes and sizes. But what they all have in common is a story of loss and finding a way forward. One beard at a time.


Add a bit of extra beard to your campaign with our Beards of Hope merchandise.
Our range of clothing and accessories can kit out you and your team, with all proceeds going towards the Bears of Hope fundraising effort.

Shop now
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Beard Competition 2024

Best of the beards 2024

The challenge is on…we are looking for the bearded wow factor. If you are raising funds for Beards of Hope this season, you can enter to win one of three competition titles:

Beast Transformation
Most Creative Beard
EPIC Beard

Get creative, add to it, sculpt it, bedazzle it… the choice is yours. Share a before and after shot if you like. All entries will be featured on this website throughout the competition. The woolly winner will be chosen by our Beards of Hope pioneers, the Hawkesbury Jets AFC. So don’t be shy!

Winners will receive a special Beards Of Hope prize pack!

Enter the Competition

The Bushy Conditions:

To be eligible you must be a registered Beards of Hope 2024 fundraiser
You can enter your beard photo up until 22nd August 2024
Photos should be clear and of high resolution (preferably 1000px+).
Entrants will be uploaded onto our website
Winners will be voted and decided on by the Hawkesbury Jets
The main prize will be posted to the winner at the end of the competition
Random giveaways will also feature on our Facebook page during the competition

Growing long and strong...or even just a little scruffy? We’d love to see and share your journey. Send us pictures and tag us #beardsofhope for both the growth and shave phases!