From Wednesday 17 March to Tuesday 6 April, when you visit your local Woolworths store, you can add a $2 token to your shop or round-up at the checkout to help work wonders for sick kids all over Queensland and northern NSW.
100% of the proceeds raised through the Easter Fundraising Appeal in Woolworths stores in North Brisbane will be gifted to support the local kids' ward at The Prince Charles Hospital through The Common Good. Managed by the Childrens' Hospital Foundation, the ultimate goal is to ensure that we support families irrespective of where they live in Queensland, and with your help, we can fund equipment and regional support programs for kids, just like your local Woolworths Ambassador, to improve services and facilities in your region.
Seven-year-old Isla has always been a happy, vibrant little girl so when her
parents were told she had a serious heart condition it came as a huge shock.
Isla was diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta, which is a narrowing of the large
blood vessel from the heart. This makes it difficult for blood to leave the heart
properly and can lead to complications later in life. In September 2020, Isla had open-heart surgery. The operation went well but unfortunately during her recovery, she developed extra fluid around her heart and lungs which resulted in 20 days in the hospital.
Today, Isla is now six months post-surgery and she is doing so well. She was excited to return to school to see her friends and teachers. Isla had always said she wanted to be an artist when she grows up, but since her
operation, she has changed her mind. She now wants to be a scientist, so she
can “put on science shows for kids in hospital”.
From Wednesday 17 March, you can get your $2 token in the stores listed below.
National Volunteer Week 2023 Australia: Volunteers are instrumental in the impact The Common Good has, and this week we are acknowledging all that they do.
Stein Tronstad is an avid researcher, family man and traveler, dedicated to supporting ICU patients with his latest project, The ICU of the Future.
Daniel, 44, is a loving husband and father of four who was recently diagnosed with silicosis. Fortunately for Daniel, it was identified early during a routine medical check-up. The early diagnosis meant he was a candidate for a Whole Lung Lavage trial being carried out at The Prince Charles Hospital and supported by The Common Good.