In The Media

Alice tours 7News Queensland

A huge thank you to 7News Queensland for bringing our Talk Like a Pirate Day ambassador, Alice Morley through the newsroom and studio to present her special news, launching Talk Like a Pirate Day! Alice was given a tour through the studio, control room, and helicopter before meeting Sharyn Ghidella and Max Futcher who helped… Read More »

A visit from Margot Robbie

On February 7th, one of our families had a very special visitor! During one of her hospital treatment visits, Charlie had her mum, Simone, had the chance to meet Margot Robbie. Charlie and Simone have been with Childhood Cancer Support after Charlie’s devastating second cancer diagnosis It’s these special moments that help to bring smiles… Read More »

Pirates Rally Against Cancer

A group of “pirates” who began a 1600km car rally in Nanango recently have raised more than $12,000 for Childhood Cancer Support. The Buc-car-neers left Nanango on July 2 and then “sailed” through Miles, St George, Stanthorpe, Chinchilla, Gayndah and on to Maroochydore on their fundraising voyage. The car enthusiasts were also promoting “Talk Like… Read More »

Buc-car-neers raise over $12,000 for Talk Like a Pirate Day!

This group of passionate car enthusiasts set sail on their pirate adventure and journeyed through South-East Queensland to raise funds and awareness for Childhood Cancer Support. They visited towns like Nanango, St George, Stanthorpe, Chinchilla, and Maroochydore, spreading the pirate spirit and supporting regional families. The team has raised $12,790 for Childhood Cancer Support and… Read More »

2023 National FIA Awards for Excellence: Childhood Cancer support recognised for small budget, big impact.

Queensland-based charity Childhood Cancer Support has been recognised for their small budget, big impact work at the 2023 FIA National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. The small charity beat larger Australian charities, taking home the National Awards for both ‘’Impact on a Shoestring’’ and the Principal Award for ‘’Most Outstanding Fundraising Project’’. Childhood Cancer Support… Read More »

Childhood Cancer Support wins two FIA Awards!

Last week, our General Manager, Helen and Community Fundraising Specialist, Pat, attended the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) Awards Dinner, as part of the national conference. We were incredibly proud to take home not one, but two national awards. The Childhood Cancer Support ‘Feels Like Home’ Grants Program took out “Impact on a Shoestring” for raising… Read More »

Captain Feathersword takes CityCat Hostage for Talk Like a Pirate Day

  We officially launched our Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser on Thursday 1st September, with Captain Feathersword, Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner and a crew of families taking over a Brisbane CityCat to mark the launch.The launch coincided with the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We were lucky to have the team from… Read More »

Another amazing year of Postie Bike Safari

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…. Read More »

Liam rings a bell for good health

When Hiep and Steve had their son Liam little did they know that the sound of a bell would be the best thing they would ever hear. Born with Downs Syndrome, Hiep and Steve always knew there would be challenges in life for Liam but when at just two years of age he was diagnosed… Read More »

Bell ring heralds the end of Liam’s cancer treatment

After leaving home with an overnight bag, the Maher family stayed with Childhood Cancer Support for two hundred and twenty days while Liam received treatment. To read more about the Maher family and their journey with Childhood Cancer Support, click here:

Appointment of new Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM Governor of Queensland, appointed as new Patron of Childhood Cancer Support. To read more about Her Excellency click here and Her Excellency’s acceptance letter here

Captain Feathersword visits Childhood Cancer Support

Our families received a real treat to help celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day 2021 with a visit from Captain Feathersword. We were lucky to have the team from Channel Ten come and capture our day. Watch our wonderful story here:    

Cook family encourages residents to Talk Like a Pirate

The Cook family is encouraging the community to support Talk Like a Pirate Day this year, after experiencing firsthand the effects childhood cancer has on a family. Talk Like a Pirate Day raises funds for Childhood Cancer Support, an organisation that the Cook family knows all too well. Rhiannon Cook said her daughter India was diagnosed with a rare… Read More »

Walk the Plank this Talk Like a Pirate Day

Calling all dare devils. Childhood Cancer Support is calling for volunteers to face their fears in the name of charity and ‘Walk the Plank’ over Brisbane’s Story Bridge. Every day, children with cancer face their fears. They face uncertain Doctor’s appointments, scary treatment days, surgeries, and treatment cycles that could go for months. Walk the… Read More »

Queensland family’s brave battle with cancer

In June last year, Dan and Jess Connelly tucked their boys into bed as usual. The family, who live in Clermont in regional Queensland, had no idea their lives were about to be turned upside down. Their eldest son, four-year-old Mackenna, had just finished kindy and was all ready to start school in the new year. He was brushing his… Read More »

Kenilworth teen speaks about leukaemia, and Childhood Cancer Support

Story from the Courier Mail 8th July 2021 No parent expects to hear the words “your daughter has leukaemia” but for a Coast family, it became a reality. Here’s what they say is helping them through the scary diagnosis.   At 17, Sunshine Coast teenager Ella Bevan should be finding the perfect formal dress and… Read More »

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2020 – Press Release

Swashbuckling Spirits ahead of ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ Fundraiser to raise awareness for regional children with childhood cancers Release for 15 September, 2020 Talk Like A Pirate Day is the official fundraising and awareness day and signature event of Childhood Cancer Support – Australia’s oldest children’s cancer charity. For 45 years, this community organisation… Read More »

Gold Coast and News Together

Local children with cancer and their families were treated to a few hours of fun at Sea World – Gold Coast, Australia’s Castaway Bay before it opened to the public this morning. The group, decked out in their best pirate costumes, were at the theme park to help launch Talk Like A Pirate Day – a Childhood… Read More »

Being a Mum When Cancer Threatens Your Child’s Life

When your child faces life-threatening cancer, how do you cope when treatment means you are hundreds of kilometres from home? That’s a real scenario for hundreds of Queensland families every year. When Cairns couple Rick and Stacey Steer’s teenage son Hudson was diagnosed with a rare cancer, life changed drastically.

Courier Mail, 23rd February 2019

Summer Smith

7 News Mackay, 14th November 2018