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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Family Christmas Party

Christmas is a special time for most of us, but for families who have children with cancer, it can be a daunting holiday. Childhood cancer is an unfortunate reality for the families living at Childhood Cancer Support, and when family and friends reside long distances away, the financial and emotional stress can turn this special time into another worry.

Date : 1,30pm Sunday 4th December 2022 – Yeronga Park Memorial Swimming Pool – 55 School Road Yeronga 4101

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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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Ride for Love

Saturday 13th August

Are you ready!? The ‘Ride for Love’ is back! Here is your chance to experience the thrill of a ride on a Harley-Davidson while supporting Childhood Cancer Support at the same time! Gold Coast Harley Owners Group are taking the lucky pillions on a ride through the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland then onto Brisbane!  

Bookings open soon!

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Postie Bike Safari 

20th August to 27th August 2022

Each year we get together and ride our Postie bikes around regional Queensland, usually for a week and cover about 2,000 km. Through donations, raffles, and auctions our fundraising has helped many charities and this year Childhood Cancer Support’s will be the benificiary of the event.

We have been doing a ride somewhere in Queensland for the past 7 years and have raised just over $300,000. In 2021, we raised an amazing $68,500 and this year, have set a big goal to raise $100,000!

This year, we are expecting 40 plus riders and 5 or 6 support vehicles. The ride will start in Mackay on 20th August 2022 working our way inland to Bundaberg and returning to Mackay on 27th August. Final route TBA.

If you would like to join this fun-filled ride, please contact Greg at greg.becke@glencore.com.au for more information.

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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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