Sugar Free-zies Day 2021
Partnering to raise $592,000 for schools and sports clubs

On November 26th 2021, we launched our inaugural Sugar Freezies Day - the largest icy-pole led donation in Australia’s history, providing schools and sports clubs with an event to raise much needed funds.

Almost 600,000 Sugar FREE-zies Icy Stix were donated to over 1100 schools and clubs to assist with fundraising efforts.

Schools and organisations were then able to run their own Sugar FREE-zies day to raise funds for a cause of their choice with many schools and clubs supporting initiatives such as the upgrade of school playgrounds; the purchase of new sports equipment, upgrades to classroom resources and teaching aides, graduation celebrations, school gardens and to support disadvantaged members of their communities.

Sugar FREE-zies day was a massive success for our school community. The kids loved the Icy Stix, the parents loved that their children weren't consuming unnecessary sugar, and our school community loved that it raised over $750 that helped fund new laptops for classrooms that needed them.

Patryk Allen: Newington Public School, NSW

Sugar Freezies Icy Stix Day is another innovative campaign to engage young children about their healthier choices and to provide a fundraising platform to raise money for their school and sports community.

Adam Dunsford, BEE Healthy Stories

"As we are a not for profit, budgets are always thin so we are raising funds to hold a Schoolies for people with a disability. We love Sugar Freezies Day because it's a way to educate our young people that healthy eating is all about balance and that Icy Stix aren't always full of sugar! It's also another chance for our young people to build their social skills and friend networks."

Phoenix Community Project

"After major building construction 2 years ago our school has been left with very little playgrounds or play equipment.

This was a fantastic contribution to what has been a difficult year for fundraising. The kids really enjoyed the icy stix on a warm afternoon."

Montmorency South Primary School

"We needed a new battery operated microphone for when we host events on our school oval. The money raised through the No Nasties Project Icy Stix Day will go a long way towards purchasing this. Thank you!"

Palmwoods State School

"We decided to hold a casual day to raise money for the school and to give the Sugar Free-zies as a treat. Our students have had a tough few years with COVID and some were deeply affected by the Black Summer Bush fires with several of our students losing their homes. The Sugar Free-zies went down so well!"

Moruya High School

We raised over $300 towards our garden project! We have started to set up a kitchen garden project which we will begin next year. Children will participate in gardening and cooking. They will be focussed on healthy options using ingredients grown in our kitchen garden. Thank you No Nasties Team!!

Armadale Primary School

“We were super excited for Sugar Freezies Icy Stix Day providing a great and healthy way to cool off during the summer… All whilst raising money for new Nipper Boards".

Conor Walsh Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club

"The Little School Preschool is a small, non for profit, community based pre-school. As a non-profit, fundraising is a major part of keeping our small preschool financially viable. Covid has had a massive impact on our ability to do this- that is why we were so grateful to receive the opportunity to participate in the No Nasties Project Sugar Freezies Day!"

"Each child (aged 3-6) created a canvas artwork during their preschool days, which was then put on display for the children, their families and the community. We decided to sell the ice stix at our BBQ. The Icy Stix were a hit with the kids and the parents were impressed with the nutritional information we provided about them and the No Nasties Project. Several children came back several times to try different flavours- despite the fact it was freezing and wet! Some families even purchased extras to take home for the holidays."

"This money is going to be used to buy resources and fun activities for our students' last week of school. It has been a hard year and we want to celebrate with our kids, especially for those that are graduating and transitioning to pre-school. Thank you again to the No Nasties Project for giving us this opportunity!"

The Little Preschool