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Growing our services in regional, rural and remote Queensland

Previously I mentioned how BUSHkids has grown its early childhood services for young children with disability and developmental delay. I am delighted that over the last six months this service has continued to grow with the launch of our early childhood services across Wide Bay and the Sunshine Coast. This, along with our growing number of eKindy PODs which provide a pre-school experience for children in isolated communities, builds on the existing services we provide across Queensland.

It is particularly poignant that through our early childhood services, BUSHkids once again has a presence in our spiritual home of Hervey Bay. The Bush Children’s Health Scheme grew from summer health camps run for bush children in Pialba during 1935 and one of the scheme’s first residential homes was opened in Torquay. Our new Hervey Bay service centre is just a few hundred metres from the old Torquay home!

The new team are already making a real difference to the lives of kids and families. On a recent visit our team leader, Kris, told me about Mia[1] a little girl the team have been supporting. Mia was born with Cerebral Palsy and an intellectual impairment making her unable to move or sit without assistance. While Mia was receiving occupational therapy, physio and support from a speech pathologist, she desperately needed assistive technology (AT) to help her. BUSHkids’ OT worked with Mia’s mum and dad to write and submit a request detailing her complex needs. This application was successful, and Mia now has assistive technology including a fully adjustable electronic bed to make her life more comfortable. Helping a family access assisted technology is as important as the therapy services we provide and, in this case, it has made a massive difference to Mia and her family. Mia’s mum personally thanked BUSHkids for the support the team provided and the massive improvement it has made to Mia’s life.

It’s thanks to your support that we can continue supporting families and kids like Mia. Any gift you give of $2 or more is tax deductible and will help us continue our work. You can give online by clicking on the ‘Donate’ button above.

We truly appreciate your continued support and please accept our thanks for supporting BUSHkids.

[1] While this is a real case, personal information about this child have been changed to protect the family’s privacy.

Carlton Meyn
Chief Executive Officer

 

How you can help

With every donation BUSHkids is a step closer to giving a child the BEST possible service in the BEST possible time, and equipping that child with the skills to live a full life.

Any gift over $2.00 is tax deductible!

Donate Online here

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Donate by phone

Contact BUSHkids Brisbane – 07 3870 7288

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Donate Monthly

Contact us on 07 3870 7288 to organise monthly automatic deductions.

Sponsorship

Corporate, club or individual sponsorship of specific projects or equipment and resources is an excellent way to ensure a continuity of service for country children.

Contact our Brisbane office on 07 3870 7288 or your nearest centre for further information on current projects.

A gift in your will is an investment in the future of BUSHkids and in the futures of all the children we will help.

Remembering our Queensland children in your will is a very special way to pledge your continuing support for BUSHkids services and will remain a living legacy of your love and compassion for children.

The following wording may be used:

I bequeath free of all duties and charges the sum of $……….. to the Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme – BUSHkids for the general charitable purpose thereof and I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or the Honorary Treasurer of the said Scheme shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

Your Solicitor or Trustee Company will alter the form of wording when the bequest is for a share or residue of your estate.