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Donations hand-made with love

We recently received seven hand-made kids’ wooden tables and chairs, along with wooden toys to distribute to children’s hospital wards and services across the Sunshine Coast region. Members of the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild, also known as the ‘Woodies’, spent several months making the tables and chairs as part of their ongoing community give-back project.…

iPads a nice distraction for paediatric patients

We have just funded a delivery of iPads to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s Paediatric outpatient unit to aid with distraction therapy for kids at the clinic. The iPads were funded by Wishlist as part of a Project Funding Round, and will be immensely beneficial to patients in the paediatric units. Children waiting for procedural…

Help patients like Havana

Her smiling face is lighting up Woolworths cash registers across the Coast and there is a very good reason Havana from Wurtulla is sharing her story. The five-year-old is the Sunshine Coast’s ambassador for the 2018 Woolworths Wall Token appeal which raises significant funds for Wishlist, through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Havana was suffering from…

Meet Fabio the Frog volunteer Michaella

They might be our smallest patients, but making sure the kids in our paediatric wards can provide feedback about their hospital experience is a big priority. Thanks to the Wishlist-funded Fabio the Frog project, dedicated volunteers like Michaella can visit kids and their families in hospital and use the fun and dynamic Fabio the Frog…

Gympie children to benefit from new service

An innovative Telehealth service will connect Gympie Hospital paediatric patients with specialists at SCUH following a successful Wishlist Jazz & Wine Festival which raised $31,341. All funds raised at the August 4 event will be directed to the needs of Gympie Hospital with the first item – a $19,532 Telehealth Service – to be ticked…

Two minutes with Fabio the Frog volunteer Sandy

We caught up with one of our Wishlist volunteers Sandy who dedicates her time to the Fabio the Frog project. The Wishlist-funded program allows children to share their hospital experience through a fun and entertaining app and works as a feedback tool for our paediatric patients and parents. The program started in 2016 and was…

WOOLWORTHS TOKENS RAISE $67,336 FOR SICK KIDS

The Sunshine Coast community is the fourth most generous regional community in the state. In just four weeks, a total of $67,336 was raised for Wishlist through the 2016 Regional Wall Token campaign, made possible by Woolworths and the Children’s Hospital Foundation. “When I found out the Sunshine Coast community had collectively raised more than…

A DAY AT THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE…

Pending the upcoming Run Sunshine Coast (RSC) event Sunday 17 May, majority of my words spoken in the Wishlist office are about promotion of the run and how I can encourage people to register. My spiel includes reminding individuals that 100% of registration fees go DIRECTLY to Wishlist to grow the Child Development Service (CDS).…

ABBEY BUILDS HER STRENGTH FOR SCHOOL THANKS TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

When most children are learning to crawl, Abbey couldn’t gain the strength to lift herself up. As time moved on and Abbey wasn’t walking, mum Sharon knew something wasn’t right. After numerous private paediatrician appointments, Abbey was diagnosed with low muscle tone. Her muscles aren’t strong enough to hold joints in place therefore her motor…

Child Development Service relocates so more children can be seen

Well it has been a very exciting week here at Wishlist. With much anticipation the Child Development Service (CDS) has been moving into their new location at Wises Rd Maroochydore. This is incredibly exciting as the move also means that, commencing January 2015, the CDS team will be assessing and referring children aged 6 to…