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Ten reasons to say thank you to Flight Centre

June 2019 For 10 years, the amazing Flight Centre team has been funding the essential diagnosis support packs designed for teenagers and young adults living with cancer.

 

 

Country Road unveils new Red Bag

June 2019 To mark 10 years of supporting families facing cancer, Country Road has designed a new Red Bag for families facing cancer, with a refreshed look and updated items. 

 

Dry July for Redkite

Go Dry in July to help young people with cancer

May 2019 This week, 17 teenagers and young adults will be told they have cancer and their lives will be changed forever. Make sure they have the support they need by going Dry this July.

 

Coles Redkite Easter fundraising

The incredible ways Coles is supporting families facing cancer this Easter

March 2019 This year, the Coles Supermarkets and Coles Express teams are once again set to blow us away with their Easter fundraising, selling Choc Bunny Biscuits and hot cross buns in support of children and young people with cancer. 

 

Meet Krystle: Education and Career Specialist

March 2019 As a Redkite Education and Career Specialist, Krystle works with children and young people who have or had cancer. Find out how she helps them reach their goals and dreams. 

 

"Everything I do helps support families": Why Chris loves volunteering for Redkite

March 2019 Chris has been volunteering for over a year and a half, with his fantastic commitment recognised in a National Volunteer Week award. Read why he volunteers his time to help families facing cancer. 

 

Celebrating six years of the Coles partnership

Six years of Coles transforming cancer care

February 2019 Our report on six years of an incredible partnership with Coles, celebrating their enormous heart, talent and drive. 

 

Brisbane Broncos volunteer opportunity

Your chance to volunteer at a Brisbane Broncos match

February 2019 Are you a Broncos fan looking to support children and young people with cancer? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

 

Nikhil, Dare to Dream recipient

2018 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarships turn dreams into reality

February 2019 36 inspiring young people have received Dare to Dream Scholarships to help them pursure their dreams. 

 

Kevin Redkite fundraiser

"Why I'm a Redkite fundraiser": Meet community fundraiser Kevin

January 2019 At just 15 years old, Kevin is a passionate Redkite fundraiser and volunteer. Read his lovely words about why he supports children and young people with cancer. 

 

Support children and young people at Coles this Christmas

Shop at Coles and support families in need this Christmas

October 2018 At Coles and Coles Express, there are so many ways you can support children and young people with cancer this Christmas. Read on to find out more!

Coles is helping dreams come true

Coles is helping dreams come true

October 2018 Since 2013, Coles has demonstrated their commitment to supporting young people reach their dreams, granting 189 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarships. 

 

 

30 million reasons to say thanks to Coles

30 million reasons to say thanks to Coles

September 2018 Through their acts of kindness Coles team members and customers have raised an incredible $30 million dollars for Redkite! To celebrate this achievement we’ve launched a new eBook, 30 Faces of Redkite, that captures the powerful stories of children and young people diagnosed with cancer and their families – and the everyday Australians who support them. Read more here.

 

Andrew Wesley

Support Andrew's NYC Marathon Fundraising!

September 2018 Meet Andrew Wesley! Andrew works for Redkite corporate partners BOC in Melbourne. This year, he's taking on the New York City Marathon to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer. Read more here.

 

Meet Rebecca: hospital social worker

Meet Rebecca: hospital social worker

August 2018 Rebecca Summerill is a social worker at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Her role is one of many funded by Redkite in children’s and adolescent & young adult wards across the country. She sat down with us to talk about what it's like being a hospital social worker. Read more here.

 

Dry July 2018

Join us for Dry July!

July 2018 Want to get through winter feeling ready for summer? Why not give up drinking in July. You'll start sleeping better, feeling healthier and can help young people with cancer at the same time. Join the Redkite Dry July team - we're all in it together! Learn more here.

 

Colour Ball 2018

Sydney Colour Ball - tickets on sale now!

June 2018 The Sydney Colour Ball is a cocktail-style ball with a special twist - every year there's a different colour theme, and this year it's ultraviolet! Learn more about sponsorship or volunteering opportunities and get your tickets here.

 

Jill and Huon's story

 

Jill and Huon's story

June 2018 When Huon was born, Jill and her husband Lindsay were so excited to bring him home from hospital to meet his big brother Leo, 2. For the first weeks of Huon’s life, things were good. Then at six-weeks-old, Huon started to have trouble breathing. Read more of Jill and Huon's story here.

 

Kelly, Cancer Advisor

Volunteers Creating Connections - Kelly's Story

April 2018 Kelly Kajewski is one of a growing network of around 50 young people, parents, grandparents and siblings who are helping shape the work of Redkite through volunteering as Kite Connectors.

Good things are happening at Coles

Good things are happening at Coles

April 2018 Have you seen the new Coles ad yet? We love it. Brenda, who has worked at Coles for over fifty years, is the star of the show. She talks about the impact that Coles has made on the lives of families facing cancer since 2013.

 

Coles is helping kids with cancer this Easter

Coles hot cross buns helping kids with cancer

April 2018 How do you like your hot cross buns? It's a hot topic in the Redkite office this week as Coles is generously donating 20 cents from the sale of EVERY pack of Hot Cross Buns to support children and young people with cancer and their families.

“Volunteering at Redkite definitely helped my career”: Meet Emelie, a Redkite volunteer

“Volunteering at Redkite helped my career”: Meet Emelie, a Redkite volunteer

March 2018 Emelie volunteered in our Marketing and Communications team while she was studying at university. It helped her adapt to living in Sydney, develop her professional skills and land a dream job.

 

Cancer Advisor information website is up and running

Cancer Advisor information website is up and running

February 2018 At the end of last year, the new information website Cancer Advisor (powered by Redkite) celebrated a successful ‘soft launch’. The online platform was created so parents of children with cancer, and young people who have (or have had) cancer, could quickly and easily get reliable information.

Adrian's finds strength in Tough Mudder

Adrian finds strength through adversity

February 2018 Treatment made Adrian sick and I his fear of needles made getting better really tough. After rehabilitation, Adrian decided to take on the Tough Mudder challenge to see what his body could achieve after cancer.

Sydney and Meg's triumph

Sydney and Meg's triumph on the road

February 2018 “The doctors came out and told us Sydney had leukaemia. It was tough, really overwhelming, and kind of like a dream. I then had to go into another room at the hospital and tell my daughter she had cancer.”

 

For Meg’s daughter Sydney, a cancer diagnosis at the beginning of Year 7 was profoundly disruptive. It meant she missed out on making new friends at high school.

Emily's Physical Challenge

Emily's big achievement 

February 2018 Being declared cancer free was an amazing moment – yet for Emily, who had always been a fit and healthy person, her confidence in her body and health was shattered. So, just nine months out of treatment she decided to push her limits by entering the 16km Tough Mudder endurance event to raise funds for Redkite. 

Celebrating 5 years of partnership with Coles

Celebrating 5 years of partnership with Coles

January 2018 On 26 January 2018 we celebrate five years of incredible partnership with Coles. Collectively, Coles team members and customers have raised an amazing $28 million!

run the New York Marathon in support of kids with cancer

Run the New York Marathon, support children and young people with cancer

January 2018 Tick an item off your bucket list and run the 2018 New York City Marathon while supporting children and young people with cancer. Redkite has four rare, guaranteed-entry packages available, courtesy of Flight Centre.

 

Coles raise record amount for kids facing cancer at Christmas

Coles raise record amount for kids facing cancer at Christmas

January 2018 This past Christmas, Coles customers and team members raised a recording-breaking $1.6 million for children and young people with cancer, and the families who support them.

 

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