ANGLICARE Central Queensland wishes to thank the Banana Shire community for your kind generosity in providing Christmas hampers for the 2018 Adopt-a-Family appeal.
Each year we work to ensure that all families and individuals in our community feel connected over the holiday season.
We’ve been overwhelmed by the continued kindness of local businesses, groups and individual families that sponsored or supported the 2018 appeal.
Anglicare CQ thanks everyone who contributed in any way: working together as a community, we’ve achieved much more than we could have alone.
We wish you and your families a safe and happy 2019.
— Anglicare CQ Biloela staff
Thank you for supporting a cancer free future
I AM writing to express my deepest thanks to the Central Queensland community for its strong support of Cancer Council Queensland in 2018.
More than $646,340 was raised this year through countless fundraising events and generous donations.
Thanks to you, we can continue to invest in lifesaving cancer research, prevention and education programs and support services.
This year, more than 464 people affected by cancer in Central Queensland were supported through our information and support line (13 11 20), and our regional support staff, who offer information and care in a time of need.
We have also been able to provide wigs and turbans free of charge to local women who have lost their hair during treatment, accommodation for regional people travelling for lifesaving treatment, transport to medical appointments and treatment and counselling to people who have experienced distress.
To all our supporters – we wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy and safe festive season and look forward to your continued support in 2019.
With your help, we can be there for all Queenslanders affected by cancer every minute, every hour, every day. If you, or a loved one, need support and information after cancer diagnosis, phone 13 11 20 or visit cancerqld.org.au.
— Chris McMillan Cancer Council Queensland
Without change NDIS won’t succeed
DURING this last year we have reached a tipping point with Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Endeavour Foundation has now transitioned more than half of the 4000 people with intellectual disability we support the scheme, a milestone we share with many other service providers.
However, people with disability continue to face discrimination out in the community and in the workplace, where they are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as people without disability.
Endeavour Foundation believes in supporting people with disability to have the opportunity and dignity to work, to be able to live more independently and to lead fulfilling lives as active members of the community.
The NDIS is transformational and provides the necessary funding to improve support services for participants in the scheme but it can only go so far.
It is now up to all Australians to enrich our society by embracing people of differing abilities because without real societal change, the NDIS won’t succeed.
There has been much to celebrate this last year and there remains much more to do alongside people with disability in 2019.
— David Curd Interim CEO Endeavour Foundation