As a local not-for-profit, the support of the local community is vital. Our work is only possible because of the generous contribution of many committed partners, sponsors and donors.
Thank you to everyone who has helped achieve hundreds of research, education and equipment projects this year. Below are our current significant supporters.
Over the last 3 years the wonderful teams at Gold Coast Woolworths stores, through their partnership with the Children’s Hospital Foundation, have raised more than $200,000 through the annual Wall Token Appeal. The funds are used to purchase medical equipment and to make hospital improvements that make being in hospital more comfortable for children and their families.
Chempro Chemists is the Major Partner of the Cancer Patient Transport Service. Their generous contribution helps over 1000 cancer patients make life saving cancer treatment every year. This service exists to transport Gold Coast cancer patients who have no means of travel or are too sick to drive to facilities and receive treatment.
With origins dating back 150 years ago, Bendigo Bank has experienced and grown through many challenging landscapes along the way. Bendigo has a shared vision with the Foundation to help locals in the community and we’re proud to partner with them. As the Foundations Affiliate banking partner, Bendigo offers unique banking solutions for customers and helps so many families and business secure their finances with a trusted banker.
Southern Cross Austereo/92.5 Gold FM – GiveMe5 For Kids
For more than a decade, the amazing 92.5 Gold FM team have run the annual Give me 5 for kids Appeal to help children in hospital.
GiveMe5 has raised more than $1 million to purchase medical equipment for our paediatric, children’s critical care, emergency and mental health units.
Star Broadbeach have provided donations and in-kind support worth more than $100,000 to achieve a number of critical projects such as the purchase of life-saving simulation equipment, a portable Ultrasound machine, and funding of 20 Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships.
Since 2011 Southport Sharks have raised more than $100,000 through their membership program and staff fundraising activities. They have funded the Coast’s first lung function testing unit for preschoolers, a state-of-the-art diabetes anaylser, rehabilitation equipment and digital therapy equipment in the Children’s Emergency Department.
Since 2013 Coca-Cola Amatil have contributed more than $100,000 to improving healthcare through annual vending machine revenue . Coca-Cola Amatil vending machines at GCUH and Robina Hospitals sell products such as Mount Franklin, Powerade and Goulburn Valley Juice – providing a valuable service to patients and staff after hours and to staff in departments such as A&E and Theatre.
First National Broadbeach
Since 2008 Pam Bayles and her team have generously raised funds for children in our hospitals. We’re also proud to have Pam join the Foundation as an Ambassador where her passion and kindness has helped hundreds of unwell children on the Gold Coast.
Palazzo Versace have been a major supporter of the Foundation since January 2015, generously hosting a number of private functions for existing and prospective major supporters and providing significant product donations through various events. Their Christmas Teddy Bear appeal is a real favourite with the funds from hundreds of cute Palazzo Versace teddy bears donated to the Foundation.
Earthmarkets is family owned and operated by George and Tsambica Manettas and Voulla and Kelly Pedersen. In 2016 these generous families donated funds so critical projects in Mental Health could be delivered, funds that will improve patients therapy and recovery from mental illness.
EarthMarkets believe that customers should have the freshest and best fruit and veges available to them, their commitment is to always offer the freshest quality produce available with competitive pricing and second to none customer service. There are 4 Earthmarkets stores; Earth Markets Robina, Burleigh, The Pines and the Hyperdome Logan in Brisbane.
Q Super Centre
In 2016 Q Super Centre generously donated funds to support the Foundations Cancer Patient Transport Service. This donation paid for more than 250 trips for cancer patients who need help to get to make life saving cancer treatment on the Gold Coast.
Located in Mermaind Waters, Q Super Centre has an extensive range of specialty stores offering gourmet fresh food, cafe and restaurant dining, hair and beauty, home wares, medical and health, banking as well as unique and boutique fashion. This and much more is all situated in a one level, beautifully landscaped, outdoor shopping centre.
Lions Club – Nerang Highland Park
Lions Club – Runaway Bay
Queensland Theatre of Puppetry
Paradise Point Yacht Club
Rotary Broadwater Southport
Uniting Church Mudgeeraba
The Foundation applies for grant assistance to help fund specific projects each year. We thank the following organisations who’ve contributed through their own grants program.
When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to find the time or energy to think about anything other than treating the cancer. By giving up alcohol for the month of July and raising funds, Dry July participants are helping to ease the burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort for those affected by cancer. In 2016 Dry July contributed $40,000 towards the Foundations Cancer Patient Transport Service that will help Gold Coast cancer patients get to life saving treatment.
We have a number of supporters who donate monthly and contribute to appeals throughout the year. Your generosity makes our work possible, providing us with stable and reliable income – thank you all so much.
We would like to thank and recognise our major contributors:
- J R (Jock) McIlwain
- Mrs Beverly McIlwain – in memory of Jock McIlwain
- Pure Land Buddhist
- Loraine and David McLaren
- Mr Yeung
- Jenny Wong
- Richard H Kearney
- Link Family Trust
- Ko-Cheng Lin
- Mr Greg Hawkins & Leanne Dabelstein
- Milton & Jackie Brunton
- Professor Ged Williams
- The Late Mervyn and Maureen Williams
Special thanks to our sponsors who help make our events possible.
92.5 Gold FM, Gold Coast Cabs, News Corp, Ferrari Brisbane, Villa World, Heritage Bank, Bond University Medical Sciences Faculty, Qld Tafe Gold Coast, Calleija Jewellers, Star Broadbeach, RACV Royal Pines
Gifts in Kind
A special thanks to Fiona Watson Recruitment, Torque Media Communications and Bell Legal Group who provide invaluable ProBono expertise and support throughout the year.