Since the inception of Childhood Cancer Support’s bus transport on December 1, 2014, demand for the service has increased by 40%
CCS’ transport service was quickly implemented in response to the opening of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, located on the south side of Brisbane. The move of the Children’s hospital to the other side of town has caused a number of transitional difficulties for many families – the major concerns being convenience and cost. Having a child diagnosed with cancer is heart wrenching and traumatic enough without having to worry about other financial concerns.
Taxis and public transport for children undergoing treatment are not options due to risk of infection and most families have no access to their own car. For those that do, parking fees at the new hospital are exorbitant and street parking is very limited.
Imagine having to pay for car parking, every day, for six months?
Since January, Childhood Cancer Support has been calling on the generosity of the public to assist in keeping this crucial transport services running. To date, Childhood Cancer Support has received over $1,500 in donations from some extremely giving individuals.
We are incredibly grateful to all who have donated so far, including a past CCS family – the McKinnons – who donated an impressive $500.
But we still need support. We still need funding.
Please help us continue to ensure that no child misses the bus.