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Cartoons go viral as people get a taste of a world with cancer and COVID-19

April 2020  A series of frank cartoons, powerfully illustrating what the COVID-19 pandemic means for children with cancer compared to that of a healthy child have gone viral on social media, after reaching close to a quarter of a million people in less than 48 hours.



The hardest year on record 

April 2020  So far, 2020 is unlike any other year in Redkite's history. Bushfires floods and now a global pandemic. We've never seen such an increase in need for our services. 


Belinda Moore and Maria Topallan

Coles Hot Cross Buns help provide a lifeline to Adelaide families facing childhood cancer

April 2020  Critical over-the-phone counselling for families of children with cancer will receive a much-needed funding boost through the sales of Coles traditional hot cross bun. 

Belinda Moore and Maria Topallan

Grieving Adelaide mothers to walk to Melbourne to honour late daughter's wish

March 2020 Grieving mothers, Belinda Moore and Maria Topallan, are honouring their daughter's dying wish to "pay it forward" after her sudden death from complications brought on by cancer. 

David and Hayley Smith-Devereux

Trekkers to reach their peak for Redkite

January 2020 Melbourne couple David and Hayley Smith - Devereux are swapping the tops of the buildings of the city for the mountain tops of the Himalayas in April for a cause that is close to their hearts.


George Georgievski and Family


George's heart in a good sandwich

January 2020 Geelong's George Georgievski will feature in eBook For the Love of Bread by national children cancer charity Redkite. 



Christmas lights shine to support families living with cancer 

December 2019 Mother-of-five, Rayleen Valkanis and her family, is giving her house in Glen Waverley a complete Christmas makeover to raise funds for Redkite, a leading national cancer support charity for children and young people that provides enormous support for local Victorian families. 


Nathan Andrews provided by the Gold Coast Bulletin

Nathan Andrew's dream of playing in the AFL now back on track

December 2019 Gold Coast local Nathan Andrews is one step closer to help fulfil his dream of playing in the Australia Football League following his successful application for a Redkite and Coles 2019 Dare to Dream Scholarship. 


Chayde Tooley receives Redkite & Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship to fulfil his dream of reaching the skies

December 2019 Brisbane local Chayde Tooley is now one step closer to fulfilling his dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot following his successful application for a Redkite and Coles 2019 Dare to Dream Scholarship.



Hidden cost of childhood cancer leaves many families struggling

September 2019 "There's a hidden cost of cancer that people don't think about". Our study into the financial impact of childhood cancer on families made national headlines, as families attempt to stay afloat during what is one of the most challenging times of their lives.  


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.


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