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Jenni Seton and Monique Keighery

Redkite farewells CEO Jenni Seton, welcomes Monique Keighery to the role

December 2017 This week we're farewelling Redkite's much-loved CEO Jenni Seton. After 20 years leading the organisation in support of young people with cancer and their families, Jenni has decided it is time to start a new chapter in her life. We're also delighted to announce Monique Keighery as our incoming CEO.

 

 

Young person at study

"Well what now?"Supporting young people with education and career choices

December 2017 Luke Wade is an Education and Career Specialist at Redkite's Brisbane office. He works with 15-24 year olds who've had a cancer diagnosis at any age, to help them identify and achieve their work and study goals. 


support through Christmas

Tips on how to get through Christmas

December 2017 The Christmas season has different meanings for different people. For some, it's a time of special significance and celebration. For others, it can be a particularly challenging time of year. Below are some suggestions on ways to manage this time of year. We hope some of these ideas may be useful to you.


Redkite events this Christmas

Redkite events this Christmas

December 2017 Redkite supporters are amazing. All across Australia, they go above and beyond, especially at Christmas. Looking for an excuse to go on a road trip? Check out this list of fundraisers events that Redkiters are organising around the country this Christmas.

Give well at Country Road this Christmas

Give well at Country Road this Christmas

December 2017 Our generous partner Country Road is offering gift wrapping for a $2 donation this Christmas - that’ll take the stress out of your shopping!

 

Why Wes loves volunteering at Redkite

Why Wes loves volunteering at Redkite

December 2017 "As I raise funds for Redkite, I also learn how many families benefit. And it’s a truly special experience knowing how many families my volunteering impacts." - Wes Thomson on why he enjoys volunteering with Redkite.

 

Jordan scar after operation

Support young people like Jordan this Christmas

November 2017 "Nine years ago, my youngest, Jordan, was in Year 6. He couldn’t wait to begin high school. But his dreams had to change dramatically when, one school night, he started screaming in pain and vomiting. We rushed Jordan to the hospital, where he fell into a coma. Jordan had been carrying around a brain tumour. That night, it ruptured, causing a catastrophic stroke." - Andrew, Jordan's Dad

 

Gerry donation card

 

The famous Coles and Redkite donation cards are back!

November 2017 From now until Boxing Day, you can purchase a $2 Redkite donation card at Coles supermarkets across Australia and show you support for children and young people with cancer. 

Nicola Monk at the Redkite Corporate Quiz

“I have the best job at Redkite”: Meet Nicola Monk, our National Volunteer Coordinator

November 2017 To celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day this year, we interviewed Nicola Monk, our National Volunteer Coordinator. Nicola joined Redkite last year, but has been volunteering and managing volunteers for many years, and loves her job as much as when she started! 

 

Stockland Foundation Fortnight

Stockland Foundation Fortnight supporting 50 families

November 2017 The Stockland Foundation Fortnight was a great success this year, raising $125,000 and building much-needed awareness for the support Redkite provides children and young people with cancer. 

 

Support children like Zoe this Christmas

Support children like Zoe this Christmas

November 2017 "Five years ago, I remember buying a Redkite Christmas card at my local supermarket. My little daughters Zoe and Holly loved it, and we pinned it up beside the other cards. Childhood cancer seemed thankfully so very far away from our life. But one morning, less than two months later, this changed." - Sam, Zoe's Mum 

Josh Helm mucking around with dad Sean by the pool

This is how Sean Helm pays tribute to his son Josh

October 2017 On Sunday 5 November, Sean Helm is running the New York City Marathon in memory of his son, Josh. Josh’s sister Ashleigh and mum Michelle will be with Sean in New York. Together, they are JAMS, and will always be together. The race takes place on Josh’s birthday so we’re remembering him in this photo series. 

 

 

 

New resource: Thinking Ahead - your guide to school, study and work

October 2017 Cancer and treatment can have a serious impact on education and career plans. Thinking Ahead is a new ebook which aims to help teenagers and young adults look at their choices in re-engaging in work or study, during or after cancer treatment.

 

Hayley and Kirstin with Coles Redkite bags crop

Coles Customers helping kids with cancer, every day

September 2017 As customers go about their weekly shop, they can add ‘helping kids with cancer’ to the top of their shopping list. Customers can help Redkite support families facing cancer at the checkout in these 3 simple ways.

 

$15 million raised for Redkite through Coles bread

$15 million raised for Redkite through Coles bread

September 2017 The incredible partnership between Coles and Redkite recently reached new heights, celebrating $15 million raised from the specially marked Coles Brand, Coles High Top and Coles Smart Buy bread. 

 

 Include A Charity Week 11-17 September 2017

Include a charity in your Will and leave a lasting legacy

September 2017 Imagine a world without your favourite charities and all of the good work that they do. Include A Charity Week highlights the enduring impact that leaving a gift to charity in your Will can have on future generations.

 

Anthony and Jenni Flight Centre diagnosis support pack

'You're not alone': Diagnosis Support Packs when young people need it most

September 2017 Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be particularly daunting for young people aged 15-24. They often feel isolated in adult hospitals with few other patients their age. The Redkite Diagnosis Support Pack shows them that they are not alone.

 

Santiago City2Surf

Santiago's City2Surf mission

August 2017 Redkite volunteer Santiago is one of the many Sydneysiders who will be running the City2Surf for Redkite this Sunday. Learn more about his motivations and how you can support Redkite's runners.

 

2017 National Dare to Dream recipient Madison

2017 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarships now open

July 2017 Applications for this year's Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarships are now open. If you're under 25 and have been diagnosed at any age, you could receive up to $5000 to help you follow your dream. 

 

Buddy wants you

Help us turn the SCG red this Saturday

July 2017  We're joining with the amazing Sydney Swans this weekend for the second #SwansRedDay. Find out how you can get involved!

  

Education and career support

Staples backs Education and Career Support Program

June 2017 Staples will generously support programs providing education and career support to children and young people diagnosed with cancer. 

Natanya Education and Career Specialist

 

Meet the team: Natanya Bradley, Education and Career Support Specialist

June 2017 Natanya talks about a typical day in the life of an ECS Specialist, how she got involved, and the highlight of her time with Redkite to date. 

 

 

Workplace giving 

Learn more about Workplace Giving this June

May 2017   This Workplace Giving Month we're thanking the many Australian workers who make regular contributions from their pay packets to support children and young people with cancer.

 

Counselling for siblings

 

Counselling for siblings

May 2017 Redkite Social Worker Sasha talks about the benefits of face-to-face counselling sessions and support for siblings of children and young people diagnosed with cancer.

David was diagnosed at 3 with leukaemia

Support children like David this tax-time

May 2017 When Kate and her husband Steve were told their three year old son David had leukaemia, it was like "a bomb goes off in your life and nothing is quite the same again."

 Redkite and Coles Messages of Kindness

Coles sharing messages of kindness for kids with cancer

May 2017 The Redkite and Coles Messages of Kindness campaign launches today, Wednesday 10 May until Tuesday 23rd May.

 Redkite Tulip Time bulb planting

Redkite honoured to be the 2017 Tulip Time charity partner

May 2017  Redkite Ambassador Susie Latimore and Kiteman joined the people of Bowral at the festival's planting ceremony in Corbett Gardens this month.

JB Hi-Fi team member with Redkite superhero cards

JB Hi-Fi's superhero campaign for young people with cancer

April 2017  Talented team members at JB Hi-Fi have designed their very own superhero cards to support young people with cancer.

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Hire for a Higher Purpose: Redkite and Kennards for Kids 

March 2017 Leading equipment hire brand, Kennards Hire, is geared up and ready to kick off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, beginning 1 March. 

Linda Brown, Redkite Social Worker

World Social Work Day: celebrating 30 years of funding social workers in Hospitals around Australia

March 2017 This World Social Work Day we'd like to get you to know two Redkite social workers, Linda and Vanessa. 

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Meet the team: Josie Sansone, Services Operations Support Manager

March 2017 Meet Josie Sansone, our Services Operations Support Manager. She and her team are responsible for making sure the processing of financial assistance and education grants run smoothly - among many other tasks. 

Leann, Coles Yarraville

Coles Charity Champions: supporting a cause close to the heart

February 2017 Out of the thousands of team members that work at Coles across the country, Redkite is thankful for the incredible charity champions that motivate and inspire their team to support Redkite, every single day. Leann from Coles Yarraville is one of them.

 

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