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Wishlist Funded – Lateral Arm Accessory

They say, ‘women come in all shapes and sizes.’ This couldn’t be truer for the Breast Imaging Radiographers at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, who this week received a very special piece of equipment, funded by Wishlist. Although seemingly a small device, Senior Radiographer Pamela Cunningham explains how the $12,750 ‘Lateral Arm Accessory’ will make…

August update from Wishlist CEO

One of the positives I’m sure will emerge from a post-pandemic world is a renewed appreciation for the little things in life. We certainly know at Wishlist that it’s the little things that count (not taking away from big donations… we love them too!)  Wishlist Giving Day on August 20 was an outstanding success on…

WISHLIST GIVING DAY RAISES $241,757

The Sunshine Coast community has rallied around Wishlist, helping raise more than $241,757. Wishlist launched their first ever Wishlist Giving Day on August 20, a 12-hour virtual fundraising appeal to raise funds for Sunshine Coast and Gympie public hospitals. Each year the Sunshine Coast Health Foundation directs more than $1 million to priority needs of…

Sascha & Greg’s Story

For Greg and his wife Sascha, nothing could prepare them for the turmoil that 2020 would bring. The free-spirited couple were doing what they loved most – travelling Australia with their camper trailer, when Greg suffered a stroke at their friend’s house on the Sunshine Coast. Greg was rushed by ambulance to the Sunshine Coast…

Martha’s Story

In early December 2019, Gympie resident Martha Parsons heard three heart-stopping words, which would ultimately change her life “You have cancer”. Mrs Parsons has been diagnosed with stage three adenocarcinoma – lung cancer, with a one-centimetre tumor which had spread to 2 lymph nodes. Her treatment would begin with chemotherapy and a course of radiotherapy,…

Wishlist Accommodation – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What accommodation does Wishlist offer? A: Wishlist offers three accommodation options for those needing to stay close to a Sunshine Coast hospital. Wishlist recently opened the six-bedroom, six-bathroom Wishlist House on Affinity Place in Birtinya – within walking distance to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH). Wishlist also offers self-contained units within the Reed…

400 Care Packs to Vulnerable Patients

There is no doubt that for most of this year Wishlist has seen beautiful displays of humanity as our world came to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. Through the toughest times the local business community has ever faced, we have received a flood of support for our Wishlist Spreads Love appeal to help those who…

I Remember When… 92.7 MIX FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids

Due to COVID-19, 92.7 MIX FM and Wishlist have cancelled all events which would usually he held as part of 92.7 MIX FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids appeal this June 2020. Over the past two decades, you have helped raise more than $5.5 million for sick kids on the Sunshine Coast. Visit our website…

Wishlist House Eases Tough Time for Gympie Family

Preparing for surgery is an anxious time for any parent, but mum-of-three Vicki Cunningham also had to contend with a 200km round-trip journey and two children undergoing surgery on the same day. Thankfully, Wishlist House was able to ease the burden and the Gympie family were one of the first families to stay in the…

Hugo’s story

Without saying a word Hugo Barnhurst could light up a room. In his 10 years he touched many lives, with his comical nature and infectious smile. Mum Abby Barnhurst said this became apparent to her and father Richard at Hugo’s funeral, just a few months after his 10th birthday. Hugo was born with mitochondrial disease,…