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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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 4th December 2022 1:30pm

Location: Yeronga Park Memorial Swimming Pool – 55 School Road Yeronga 4101

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Camp Crystal

Camp Crystal is Childhood Cancer Support’s family camp dedicated to setting aside time for fun, laughter and friends. It’s for families of children who are currently or have previously faced childhood cancer.

Held at QCCC Tamborine in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, Camp Crystal is free, but spaces are extremely limited.

When:  Friday, 14 April 2023 to Sunday, 16 April 2023.
Where: QCCC Tamborine – 255 Beacon Rd, North Tamborine QLD 4272.
Time: 2:00pm Friday to 2:00pm Sunday.

Will you join us for a weekend of rest, relaxation, fun and friends?

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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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Ride for Love

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On Saturday 13th August, the sixth annual Ride for Love was held on the Gold Coast. It was such a wonderful day and not even the light rain could dampen the spirits of the excited participants and spectators.

The event hit a new fundraising record this year, with over $39,000 raised! Thank you so much to all the riders and donors who helped make this incredible result possible.Childhood Cancer Support would like to extend a special thank you to organisers, Leanne and Stuart Love, the Ride for Love committee, along with the wonderful team at Harley Davidson Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Harley Davidson Owners group.

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Postie Bike Safari 

2023 date TBA

The Postie Bike Safari returned for another year! In the last week of August, a convoy of riders took off from Mackay and embarked on a journey to Bundaberg, before turning around and returning to Mackay. The team were riding their postie bikes for seven days, helping to raise vital funds for Childhood Cancer Support.

In 2021, the team raised $68,500 for Childhood Cancer Support. This year, with more than forty riders, the team has raised over $157,800!

These funds will help to provide accommodation, transport and family support services for regional families facing childhood cancer.

Thank you to all the Postie Bike Safari Riders for this amazing achievement!

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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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