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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…

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…

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…

Virtual party reaches 18400 people

There’s no party like a Wishlist party – even when the leading Coast charity has to ‘go online’ to officially open The House The Coast Built, made possible by Ausmar Homes. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the hospital foundation hosted a virtual party on Friday afternoon which reached more than 18,400 people across their social media…