Leukaemia Foundation prepares to Light the Night

Light the Night Leukaemia Foundation

YUAN LIU AND STAFF WRITERS Thousands of Australians around the country will take part in a special virtual lantern lighting ceremony to raise money for blood cancer on October 10 this year.   The event, called Light the Night, is … [Read more...]

Universities help fundraise for free legal service

My Community Legal Bunnings sausage sizzle

DINA GETOVA My Community Legal has begun a fundraising initiative in partnership with three Gold Coast universities to help provide free legal services for people experiencing financial hardship.   The legal centre is working with … [Read more...]

‘The Mowerman’ hits Gold Coast for Bravehearts

Bravehearts White Balloon Day

SAMARA MCRAE AND STAFF WRITERS Seventy-five-year-old Robina resident Claude ‘The Mowerman’ Harvey will be pushing his famed lawn mower from Coolangatta to Hope Island and back this week to help raise money for Bravehearts’ White Balloon … [Read more...]

New joke book fights fear with fun

Laugh-A-Bull will donate 500 copies of the book to the Starlight Children’s Foundation

HAYDYN EVANS A new joke book is taking dad jokes to the next level by using puns to help families fight fear with fun during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The book, named Laugh-A-Bull, was written by Melbourne dad Daniel Stones, who came up … [Read more...]

Sudsy Challenge hones in on homelessness

Orange Sky’s Sudsy Challenge

COURTNEY THOMAS Charity Orange Sky kicks off their month-long Sudsy Challenge tomorrow, challenging participants to wear the same clothes for three days in a row to draw attention to homelessness.   Orange Sky, which provides a free … [Read more...]

South East takes on 35km walk for mito

Sunshine Coast Bloody Long Walk

YUAN LIU & STAFF WRITERS Thousands of fundraisers in the South East are putting their best foot forward this month to take part in the Bloody Long Walk, in order to help find treatments and a cure for mitochondrial … [Read more...]

Charity thinks outside box on homelessness

Maddy Jones and Gali Blacher The Good Box

JADE MACBETH Brisbane-based humanitarians Gali Blacher and Maddy Jones have made it their mission to challenge misconceptions around homelessness through their innovative social enterprise, The Good Box.   The Brisbane-based … [Read more...]

Helping comes naturally to young volunteer

Tani Bloudell

ALEX WELLS Gold Coast Woman of the Year Tani Bloudell has set the bar high when it comes to volunteering.   Despite her relatively young age, the 23-year-old Merrimac resident has been volunteering for nearly 12 years. In … [Read more...]

Charities struggle to cope during pandemic

Homeless in Southport

SAMARA MCRAE Charities on the Gold Coast have been struggling to provide valuable services to people experiencing homelessness since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.   Some of the charitable organisations had to close down when … [Read more...]