3,700 families in Queensland who are living with, loving and supporting a child with a life-limiting condition.

It’s amazing what can be achieved when we all pull together to change the lives of those in need. At any given time, there are 3,700 families in Queensland who are living with, loving and supporting a child with a life-limiting condition. Life-limiting means that a child is not likely to reach the age of 18 and in some circumstances their life expectancy may be much shorter.

Hummingbird House is a medically supported home away from home that provides short break stays, family support, creative therapies and care at the end of life. It’s a place where kids can be kids, families can reconnect and precious memories can be created. This wonderful idea was co-founded by Paul and Gabrielle Quillam who have made it their mission to build Hummingbird House after fostering a child affected by a life-limiting condition.

Hummingbird House offers 8 guest-in-care bedrooms, five family accommodation suites and a unique care at the end of life suite, all in a purpose-built environment and they offer support programs for the whole family. Their vision is to continue providing family focused care based on world class standards.

To continue their work Hummingbird House needs $2.4 million dollars every year to operate and to continue providing free services to the families who need them the most. They are a state-wide service providing care at Hummingbird House and also to families in their home and community. We can all help them achieve this and a little bit goes a long way and by supporting any of the following fundraising efforts knowing that it is going to an extremely worthy cause.

This weekend on Friday 6 October 50 corporate women will be riding 300kms from Byron Bay to Brisbane across 3 days. This group of women have raised over $350,000 for this inaugural womens’ 300 event. The event will be supporting Hummingbird House, Queensland's only children's hospice as the major charity partner and Youth Advocacy Centre as the minor charity partner.

On Saturday 7 October from 10am - 3pm Hummingbird House is holding an Open Day to the community as part of Brisbane Open House. Entry is free, so you can bring the whole family to take a tour of our house, enjoy our jumping castle, animal farm, face painting and so much more. There is a sausage sizzle, coffee van and a cake bake stall. They will be holding a raffle, and have lots of Hummingbird House merchandise available for sale also including their very own gorgeous Hummingbird plush toy.

On 8 October the 50 Chain Reaction women will be completing their ride at Victoria Park Golf Course. They would love for you to join Hummingbird House at Victoria Park Golf Course at 2pm to cheer on these amazing women as they cross the finish line. There are lots of fun activities for the whole family with free food, drinks and parking.

Until the 24th of October over 167 Coles stores throughout Queensland are running a fundraising campaign raising much needed funds for Hummingbird House. So pop into your local Coles store, buy a $2 token and support Hummingbird House today!

On the 5th of November, the Albert Street Uniting Church is hosting 'Duelling Organs' an afternoon of amazing pipe organ entertainment with all proceeds going to Hummingbird House.

Donations can also be made through their facebook page or via their website. Like them, love them and share their wonderful work! Their Facebook page is Hummingbird House. After all it's all about the kids.

 

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