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Help miracles like Leon this Christmas

Mum-of-two Ellie Hobby is no stranger to little miracles. Her first-born Vinnie was born prematurely and spent weeks in the Neonatal Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) in 2019, but there was no way Ellie and her husband Dane were able to prepare for their second son’s entrance into the world. The family…

The year that was from Lisa Rowe

We all agree that 2020 has proven to be year like no other.  A year that’s seen us all realise, in waves of astonishment and disbelief, that nothing is guaranteed … the overseas holiday you’ve been working towards, attending your daughter’s wedding, taking part in the Coast’s favourite annual fundraising appeal or even attending a…

$10,000 GRANT FOR CHILDREN ENTERING OUT-OF-HOME-CARE

High risk and vulnerable children who are in crisis situations will benefit from a landmark $10,000 grant from The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation.    Wishlist announced the grant today to help to provide ‘Kits for Kids’ for children of all ages who enter out-of-home-care. The ‘kits’ are essentially backpacks filled with new clothes like pyjamas, underwear…

Book launch to celebrate Wishlist House

There’s not much Wishlist won’t tackle, including releasing a book featuring The House The Coast Built – also known as Wishlist House. The book was made possible by two local writers, Maya Gurry and Megan Woodward who donated their time and skills to create the story of fictional characters Will and Ellie. It tells the…

HELP MIRACLES LIKE LEON THIS CHRISTMAS Featured

Mum-of-two Ellie Hobby is no stranger to little miracles. Her first-born Vinnie was born prematurely and spent weeks in the Neonatal Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SUCH) in 2019, but there was no way Ellie and her husband Dane were able to prepare for their second son’s entrance into the world. The family…

Wishlist House helping remote families

More than 45 separate families have benefitted from the Coast’s ‘home away from home’ since opening in May, with Wishlist House providing comfort in a time of medical crisis. The Fenton’s are just one family who recently stayed at Wishlist House after Nanango grandfather Ned Fenton had a tractor accident.  The 87-year-old was working on…

HOUSE HELPING REMOTE FAMILIES

More than 43 families have benefitted from the Coast’s ‘home away from home’ since opening in May, with Wishlist House providing comfort in a time of medical crisis. The Fenton’s are just one family who recently stayed at Wishlist House after Nanango grandfather Ned Fenton had a tractor accident.  The 87-year-old was working on his…

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 $14,025 ‘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…