Our goal is to achieve the biggest possible impact with our fundraising revenue. We identify and action gaps in funding and support right across the kids' health landscape.
As the only charity in Queensland catering for kids with all illnesses, injuries and conditions, the scope and impact of our work runs far and deep.
Read our latest Impact Report for 2021/22 to discover how your donations fund cutting-edge equipment, vital research and on the ground support for kids with all illnesses, injuries and conditions, throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.
In it together
With your help we will create a future where gaps in funding grow smaller, not bigger, where more lives are saved, more lifetimes are made and world-class is for all, not just for some.
For decades, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery have been the mainstays of treating cancer, however they have unwanted side effects, and can leave survivors with chronic health problems, and lifelong physical and intellectual disabilities.
Your donations have supported the establishment of the Ian Frazer Centre for Children’s Immunotherapy Research, By capitalising on the strengths of a multidisciplinary team of experts, the Centre will accelerate the pace of discovery and ensure research is translated into a new era of children’s cancer treatments. The Centre will harness immunotherapy potential to make significant improvements in children’s survival and survivorship.Find out more
Brain cancer research
Because of you, Children’s Brain Cancer Centre researchers discovered that spinal fluid collected in routine lumbar punctures can be used to create a ‘genomic fingerprint’ of a child’s cancer.
This fingerprint can then be used to create individually tailored treatments. This revolutionary discovery could become the standard for treating brain cancer in kids by 2023. Research findings like this give kids like Isaac and his family hope for a better future.Find out more
Digital PET-CT scanner
The Queensland Children’s Hospital is now home to a state-of-the-art $5 million digital Positron Emission Tomography – Computer Tomography (PET-CT) scanner, thanks to a $2.5 million investment from a gift in Will donation.
This state-of-the-art digital PET-CT scanner will provide easier and faster scans for paediatric oncology patients undergoing treatment at Queensland Children’s Hospital. Ensuring kids like Raff can have the right care delivered in the right place at the right time.Read Raf's Story
Thanks to you, a high-density (HD) electroencephalography (EEG) machine has been funded at the Children’s Centre for Health Research in South Brisbane.
This piece of equipment is central to a research study that is monitoring brain waves in children affected by stroke and brain injury. Helping kids like Rowan have a more pleasant treatment experience and allowing them to be awake, giving clinicians a more comprehensive understanding of their brain patterns during recovery.Read Rowan's story
Thanks to you, we have been able to support one of Australia’s largest music therapy programs at Queensland Children’s Hospital for over 25 years, to help kids with all illnesses, injuries and conditions on their road to recovery.
Music therapy is so much more than simply playing music. It involves the use of musical activities to engage with patients of all ages, aid their rehabilitation and recovery and help them reach their full healing potential.
Research shows that music can help build, or rebuild, important neurological pathways that can help patients to regain control of their language, speech, and coordination.
Kids like Lachlan, who suffers from cronic kidney disease, undergo countless medical procedures and treatments. Music therapy helps to ease a child’s anxiety, reducing their pain during procedures and ultimately, helps to make hospital a less daunting place.Read Lachlan's story
Where your dollar goes
When you donate to us, we are transparent about where your money goes.
For every dollar donated 64 cents goes straight to impact like research, equipment and supporting patients and families.
10 cents goes towards our future fund. This future fund allows us to make big multi-year commitments to areas of vital importance like brain cancer and cystic fibrosis.
Finally, 26 cents goes towards operating expenses and cost of fundraising allowing us to generate more income and operate with good governance.
The figures above are based on lifetime values since inception in 1985 to the end of the last financial year June 2022.