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Events

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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CHARITY GOLF DAY

Thursday 19th May 2022

Oxley Golf Course

Sponsorship of this event is a fantastic way to gain exposure and enjoy networking opportunities, have some fun and help regional families of kids with cancer. So, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a golf pro (or not) or if your colleagues and clients love golf, or you just want to have some fun and support a great cause then get a team together and join the fun. Remember only 18 team sponsor spots available. Entry forms are available now. 

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Camp Crystal

Cancer Related Youth Support Time Allocated to Laughter

Each year, Childhood Cancer Support holds a free camping getaway for families of children who are presently facing or have faced childhood cancer, regardless of what stage they are currently at. All are welcome to join the camp. Some families may have children who are newly diagnosed, some may be in remission, some may be long-term survivors and others may be parents or siblings of those who have passed.

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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 : Sunday 5th December 2021

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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 

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 this year the Postie Bike Safari

have raised just over $68,295 for Childhood Cancer Support.

Thank you to all the riders and 5 or 6 support vehicles and donors involved

your support goes a long way to providing a loving community for regional families.

Thank you

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Ride for Love

2022 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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!

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Christmas Gift Wrapping Volunteers Wanted

Once again Childhood Cancer Support will be hosting the Christmas Gift Wrapping Volunteer Program at MacArthur Central Shopping Centre Queen Street Mall for 3 weeks during December.
We offer you or your business the opportunity to volunteer at this fun activity to spread Christmas cheer while raising much needed funds for Children with Cancer.
Week 1 is usually quite quiet
Week 2 is usually busy
Week 3 is flat out, but lots of fun!
Each wrapping station has two volunteers at any given time. Week 1 & 2 we will have one station in operation and two stations during week 3. We are unable to have more than 2 volunteers at a station at any given time due to the space.
Sign Up Link below .  Shifts are scheduled in 4 to 5 hr sessions as it can get very busy in some sessions and volunteers usually tire after this period of time.
If you are interested in booking an entire day swapping out staff, please contact Pat on 3844 5000 as this will require some alterations to the booking sheet.

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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