Trade Up for Charity

What is TRADE UP for Charity? It's all about starting small and trading until we reach something BIG!

How does it work? Trade Up for Charity - whilst new to Far North Queensland - is not an original idea. This fundraising project has been inspired by Demi Skipper (30), a product manager in San Francisco who started the Trade Me Project. Starting with a bobby pin, within a year and a half, she traded items for an something of greater value until she traded 'up' to a house! It took her 28 trades over a year and a half to get to a house.

Demi Skipper, herself was also inspired by a Canadian man who traded a paperclip for a house through 14 trades over one year from 2005 to 2006. The question, “Could she do the same?” She shared her experience on social media - posting her very first TikTok about the trade with zero followers in May 2020. Now she has 5 million! 

Kate Fern wants to do the same for COUCH with Trade Up for Charity and we are so grateful for her support!

"When I saw this idea, I thought this would be a great event for Charity and I personally know that COUCH is a local Charity that heavily relies on fundraising and does an amazing job here in the Cairns Community!" 

"We don’t know where the project will end – it may be a car – a caravan – a block of land or ideally a house! It will be a journey that may warp and change over time however the main goal it to raise as much money as possible for the charity!" - Kate Fern

It is also am amazing opportunity for people to find out more about who we are and what we do. 

Follow the Progress and get involved with Trade Up for Charity on Facebook 

You can also reach out to Kate Fern - TRADE UP for Charity Coordinator for media enquiries, sponsorship or to 'Trade Up'

M: +61 477 701 502
INSTA: #tradeupforcharity
TIKTOK: Tradeup4charity


COUCH Contact 

Bec Dent

Ph: 07 4032 0820




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