Childhood Cancer Support staff and teams of helpful volunteers work together to host a number of different events and activities throughout the year.

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Events we host

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Each year around the 19th September, people around the nation loosen their ties, lose the school/work uniform and get ready to Talk Like a Pirate! Talk Like a Pirate Day is an opportunity to polish ye hook and say “AHOY there, me hearties” to all ye mateys, school crew and work mates. Pirate Day is also the official fundraising and awareness day of childhood cancer in Australia for Childhood Cancer Support.

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Community run events

We have a wonderful community of supporters that hold fundraising events in support of Childhood Cancer Support. If you are interested in hosting a community fundraising event we would love to hear from you!

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Postie Bike Safari 

Saturday 24th August – Saturday 31st August.

Each year, a convoy of riders get together and ride their Postie bikes around regional Queensland, covering about 2,000km.

In 2023, the Postie Bike Safari raised a record amount of $164,400 for Childhood Cancer Support. This year, riders will be visiting some of the great lakes around Central Queensland, Maraboon, Awonga and Monduran for overnight stops and a couple of smaller ones. The event will close with a celebration dinner for riders and families.

If you would like to join this fun-filled ride, or would like more information please contact Greg at gregbec@bigpond.com or phone 0407 635 383.

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Ride for Love

Saturday 10th August 2024

Are you ready for the ride of your life? Ride for Love is an amazing opportunity to experience the thrill of a Harley-Davidson ride. More than that, the event raises much-needed funds and awareness for Childhood Cancer Support.

Our wonderful Gold Coast Ambassadors, Stuart & Leanne Love created the event in honour of their beautiful youngest, daughter Emma Love. Emma passed away after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2013.

Thank you to Stuart & Leanne, the Ride for Love committee, and the Gold Coast Harley Owners Group for the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic event.

Join us for a scenic ride, followed by a lunch stop. Exact route and lunch location to be announced! You can register your bike to ride solo, or a two-rider ticket is also available. Register by Saturday 3rd August 2024 to secure your spot.

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VE Group Charity Long Lunch

Wednesday 4th September 2024

Join us on 4th September for the 3rd annual VE Group Charity Long Lunch. Held at Waters Edge, Portside in Hamilton, this special event raises much-needed funds and awareness for Childhood Cancer Support. Starting at 10:30 am, guests will enjoy drinks and canapés on arrival, followed by a two-course lunch and a 4.5-hour beverage package. The day will feature guest speakers, auctions, raffles, and live music. Tickets are $3000 for a table of ten.

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Bridge to Brisbane

Sunday 8th September 2024

Lace up your sneakers and get ready for Bridge to Brisbane! Join us on Sunday 8th September for a fun-filled day of fitness and fundraising. Childhood Cancer Support is proud to be returning to the starting line as a charity partner.

By participating, you’ll be supporting Childhood Cancer Support and helping us provide vital services to families facing childhood cancer. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Family support activities

Join our families mailing list to receive an invitation to our Family Support Activities. Childhood Cancer Support also provide family support services including family social workers, and regional support networks that you can get involved in. For more information please call 07 3844 5000.

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Coffee, Cake and Chat

Each week families are able to come together around our playground for a complimentary coffee, cake and chat with our Family Social Worker.  Our Coffee, Cake & Chat events allows families the opportunity to be in a warm and nurturing environment with other families alike and provide support to one another. It is also a time to forget about hospital appointments and enjoy the social aspects of being with other families.

It is a lovely environment where our children are playing in our outdoor playground whilst parents can chat and get to know each other. Many long-standing friendships have been forged at Childhood Cancer Support with our families around our social events.

We also invite guest speakers to talk with the families about issues relevant to their cancer journey.

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Monthly Family BBQ’s

On the last Friday of each month, Childhood Cancer Support offers a free BBQ for all families. It is an evening where the parents and children can unwind, eat a sumptuous steak cooked on the BBQ and sample delicious accompanying foods, plus enjoy one another’s company in a relaxed and supportive environment. Our BBQs are run by volunteers, who provide this service with much love and dedication to our oncology families.

School Holiday Program

School Holiday Program

Our Family Social Worker organises activities each school holiday period for the resident families and those families who have previously stayed with Childhood Cancer Support. These activities are for all family members and are different each holiday period. Activities include arts and crafts, cooking, in-house movie days, excursions, sports or competitions. Our Family Social Worker makes the activities inclusive for patients and their siblings and ensures that if a patient wants to attend but needs some support or assistance, that appropriate arrangements are made.

Additional services

We also offer the following supports for families:

  • Free groceries or cooked meals delivered each week from OzHarvest
  • On-site gym (new equipment recently arrived!)
  • Community room/space for family gatherings or play space for the kids
  • Complimentary transport to and from the hospital
  • An on-site outdoor playground
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