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Christmas wrapping station Sunshine Plaza

The Wishlist Christmas wrapping station is up and running at the Sunshine Plaza until December 24, wrapping your Christmas presents for just a gold coin donation. We have masses of volunteers donating their time and gift-wrapping skills to a noble cause. All of the funds raised from the Wrapping station will be directed to The…

Calling for community support – The House the Coast Built

We are calling on the local Sunshine Coast community to rally behind The House the Coast Built to help create a home away from home for families with loved-ones receiving life-saving treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. “Our primary focus is to keep families together at a time when the support of loved ones…

Gympie photographer needed

Are you a Gympie based photographer? We are hosting our annual Wishlist Jazz and Wine Festival on August 4 at Gunabul Homestead and we are searching for a photographer to donate their time on their day to take social photos. (You’ll get free tickets into the event!) Your work will be credited and it’s a…

Brave Bella’s journey – GM5FK

This month beautiful Bella turned five, but it hasn’t been an easy road for the resilient Sunshine Coast youngster. Bella was born with a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome which means Bella is missing a piece of a chromosome. “Being our fourth baby, my husband and I knew from birth something wasn’t right,”…

TICKETS RELEASED FOR JAZZ & WINE FESTIVAL

Tickets to one of the best festivals in Gympie are now on sale. The third annual Wishlist Jazz and Wine Festival will take place on the lawns of picturesque Gunabul Homestead on Saturday, August 4 featuring live entertainment, gourmet food and wine. Wishlist Events and Fundraising Manager Lisa Wilson said tickets were selling faster than…

Wishlist turns 20

Wishlist celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday with cake, volunteers, doctors and nurses at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe said the milestone was only thanks to the incredible Sunshine Coast community who have supported the local charity for the past two decades. “Thanks to the incredible community of which we serve, and…

DEMENTIA TOP PRIORITY THIS MONTH

IT has been four months since Nambour Hospital’s Acute Restorative Care (ARC) Unit commenced operation, but already, grand plans are on the horizon. The team which provides care for frail older patients with complex cognitive issues is rallying the community this September as part of Dementia Awareness Month to raise much-needed funds for a specially-designed…

New stroke service for Gympie Hospital

Gympie Hospital will soon be home to a new stroke service, thanks to the Gympie community converging for an afternoon of jazz and wine. The Wishlist Jazz and Wine Festival held on Saturday, August 5, raised a total of $33,723 which has been directed to the purchase of a neuro-perfusion package for the recently-installed CT…

FESTIVAL TO RAISE THE BAR FOR STROKE PATIENTS

Gympie stroke patients will soon be able to access new treatment without having to travel to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) in Birtinya. Local hospital foundation Wishlist has set its sights on raising funds for a neuro-perfusion package for the recently-installed CT Scanner at Gympie Hospital. The equipment, valued at $33,000, will be the…

WishlistConnect changing the face of fundraising

A Sunshine Coast charity is changing the face of fundraising by ‘going digital’ for a cause. Wishlist – the Sunshine Coast’s health foundation – has launched their digital member benefits platform WishlistConnect this month which will raise funds for medical research, equipment and local support services. “This is the first platform of its type on…