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Wishlist funding to help high-risk teens

A Wishlist grant of $11,250 will fund a new student prevention program aiming to help eliminate alcohol as the leading cause of death for 15-29-year-olds. The Preventure program, which received the 2019 Primary Prevention Award by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, will begin with a personality test taken by Year 7 and 8 students in…

A place to rest: The House The Coast Built receives comfy donation

Yandina-based business, The Mattress Company, has become a major donor of The House The Coast Built for the second time, signing onto the project to provide more than $10,000 worth of mattresses for families doing it tough. The mattresses will be used to furnish the six-bedroom facility in Birtinya which is currently being built by…

Wishlist wrap – April

Despite Easter, Anzac Day and what feels like weeks of rain we’ve managed a month like no other at Wishlist. It began with the announcement of a whopping $12million in federal funding to Wishlist for emergency accommodation to support patients and their families relying on the services of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and beyond. …

Remarkable $5m effort

Listeners tuned into 92.7 Mix FM could not see the emotion, but they could hear it in Caroline Hutchinson’s voice as she realised sick Coast children will be given a fighting chance. A teary Caroline, alongside co-host Mark Darin, looked up to the Alex Surf Club’s balcony to find the breakfast hosts had smashed their…

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,”…

Isabella’s update

We checked in with Isabella and her mum Jos today and found out Isabella had been admitted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital once again earlier this week. Buderim youngster Isabella was born with a rare disease and has endured 53 surgeries since birth. The family recently found out Isabella might have some neurological issues…

TURN OUT FOR THE TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC

SET off for a stroll in the “woods” as the Teddy Bears Picnic kicks off on Sunday at Buderim Village Park. Young and old will gather at the popular park for a morning of entertainment, fun-filled activities, food stalls and so much more. “And the best thing is, it’s free entry,” Wishlist Event Manager Lisa…

Tiger’s heartfelt story

Kezzia Taylor’s eyes light up at the mention of her cherished son Tiger. It’s no wonder because the cheeky five-year-old’s survival has been nothing short of a miracle. Tiger was born with oesophageal atresia (long gap) with tracheo-oesophageal fistula – a rare condition meaning his food pipe was not connected to his stomach but instead…

A word from our Partner Sunshine Toyota

Sunshine Toyota, July 2017 Congratulations to Corinna, Paul, Graeme and Sandy who drove away happy knowing they had helped Wishlist in their fundraising for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. If you purchase a new or used vehicle from us, we not only donate $250 to Wishlist in your honour- but you will also…

SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR KIDS’ APPEAL

A HUGE cheer went out from the Alex Surf Club recently as a plane flew past carrying a sign displaying the total money raised by the Sunshine Coast for Mix FM’s Give Me Five For Kids campaign. The month-long campaign raised a record-breaking $373,822 smashing last year’s total of $312,586. The funds will now be…