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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,…

May update from Lisa Rowe

A travel-loving friend of mine recently declared that she’d never complain about living at the “butt-end of the planet” again, nor the fact that she felt so far away from the action of the UK and Europe.  I think we’ve all learned to appreciate our good fortune at living in Australia when COVID-19 impacted the…

Care packs helping vulnerable patients during COVID-19

By Lacee Froeschl | Sunshine Coast Daily AN 18-year-old new mum who was facing homelessness after being discharged from the maternity unit was among the first to receive a care pack made possible by a local business. While many businesses are suffering a downturn in sales, Coast manufacturer Quik Corp has donated $5000 to Wishlist…

Get Wines Direct latest offer

Check out the latest offer from Wishlist partner Get Wines Direct, just for you! Get Wines Direct are known best for pioneering the Australian online wine industry and for bringing Australia the best online wine deals from across the country and across the globe. They have a huge range of Australian and imported wines with…