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26th May

24-hour Golf Challenge

A group of Brisbane golfing mates, led by Cricket Australia’s Lachlan Begg, are putting themselves through a gruelling 24-hour golf challenge to raise vital funds for Redkite.

24-hour Golf Challenge

A group of Brisbane golfing mates, led by Cricket Australia’s Lachlan Begg, are putting themselves through a gruelling 24-hour golf challenge to raise vital funds for Redkite.

News
21st May

Redkite welcomes new Chairman, Mark Rigotti

After almost 30 years of supporting Redkite, Mark now takes on the important role of Chairman of Redkite’s Board of Directors.

Redkite welcomes new Chairman, Mark Rigotti

After almost 30 years of supporting Redkite, Mark now takes on the important role of Chairman of Redkite’s Board of Directors.

Mother and daughter hug on a hospital bed, with a banner of the Kleenex and Redkite logos beneath them

News
12th May

Kleenex® partnership helps families facing childhood cancer

While stocks last, every box of Kleenex® Everyday Jumbo Tissues sold at Coles will help a family facing childhood cancer.

Kleenex® partnership helps families facing childhood cancer

While stocks last, every box of Kleenex® Everyday Jumbo Tissues sold at Coles will help a family facing childhood cancer.

News
15th Apr

Podcast – Why it’s time men talked about their feelings

In the latest episode of his podcast, Byron Cooke and his guests open up about asking for help, mental wellbeing and why there’s no time like the present for Australian men to reach out.

Podcast – Why it’s time men talked about their feelings

In the latest episode of his podcast, Byron Cooke and his guests open up about asking for help, mental wellbeing and why there’s no time like the present for Australian men to reach out.

News
29th Mar

D2D20: Future Firefighter, Thomas Lowe

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

D2D20: Future Firefighter, Thomas Lowe

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

News
29th Mar

D2D20: Future Nurse & Art Therapist, Miranda

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

D2D20: Future Nurse & Art Therapist, Miranda

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

News
26th Mar

D2D20: Future Pro Basketballer, Charlie Sweet

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

D2D20: Future Pro Basketballer, Charlie Sweet

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

News
26th Mar

D2D20: Future Composer, Joshua Knox

Joshua Knox is one of two national winners of the 2020 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship. The 17…

D2D20: Future Composer, Joshua Knox

Joshua Knox is one of two national winners of the 2020 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship. The 17…

News
26th Mar

D2D20: Future Conveyancer, Lara Sawaya

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

D2D20: Future Conveyancer, Lara Sawaya

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

News
23rd Mar

D2D20: Meet two of the winners

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

D2D20: Meet two of the winners

Last year, Miranda, from the Gold Coast and Lara, from Dural, were two of just eight young Australians to be awarded a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream scholarship.

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News
16th Dec

A little Coles Christmas cheer at the end of a tough year

Christmas came early for nearly 2000 families when they received a special gift from Coles.

A little Coles Christmas cheer at the end of a tough year

Christmas came early for nearly 2000 families when they received a special gift from Coles.

Coles Express Round Up Week

Community
26th Nov

Coles Express: Rounding up support for families with cancer this Christmas

Redkite Week at Coles Express has become an incredibly dynamic, fun and engaging community fundraising initiative, raising much-needed funds for Redkite families.

Coles Express: Rounding up support for families with cancer this Christmas

Redkite Week at Coles Express has become an incredibly dynamic, fun and engaging community fundraising initiative, raising much-needed funds for Redkite families.

News
23rd Nov

Storytelling with a difference

How do you talk to a child about cancer and what’s happening to them? How do you help them express their feelings? Nothing about cancer is easy.

Storytelling with a difference

How do you talk to a child about cancer and what’s happening to them? How do you help them express their feelings? Nothing about cancer is easy.

Community
23rd Nov

Trek for kids with cancer crosses finish line

News & media Trek for kids with cancer crosses finish line Team Vari finish their 23 day, 740km childhood cancer…

Trek for kids with cancer crosses finish line

News & media Trek for kids with cancer crosses finish line Team Vari finish their 23 day, 740km childhood cancer…

News
23rd Nov

A day in the life of a hospital-based social worker

News & media A day in the life of a hospital-based social worker When a child with cancer is admitted…

A day in the life of a hospital-based social worker

News & media A day in the life of a hospital-based social worker When a child with cancer is admitted…

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Community
23rd Nov

Isabella shaves her head in support of Redkite

News & media Isabella shaves her head in support of Redkite While receiving treatment at Westmead Children’s Hospital, eight-year-old Isabella…

Isabella shaves her head in support of Redkite

News & media Isabella shaves her head in support of Redkite While receiving treatment at Westmead Children’s Hospital, eight-year-old Isabella…

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Community
26th Oct

Trek for kids with cancer crosses finish line

Two mothers, who walked for 740kms and 23 days through South Australia for their daughter Natalie’s dying wish to pay it forward for others, arrived at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 23 October.

Trek for kids with cancer crosses finish line

Two mothers, who walked for 740kms and 23 days through South Australia for their daughter Natalie’s dying wish to pay it forward for others, arrived at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 23 October.

Community
21st Sep

Cancer gives Kyle, twice diagnosed with disease, a reason to run

Twice diagnosed with cancer, Kyle takes on the 4x4x48 Challenge this September to raise funds for Redkite.

Cancer gives Kyle, twice diagnosed with disease, a reason to run

Twice diagnosed with cancer, Kyle takes on the 4x4x48 Challenge this September to raise funds for Redkite.

Advocacy and research
1st Sep

Dads helping dads cope with their child’s cancer

Oliver Coppins, who experienced his first Father’s Day in a neonatal intensive care ward worrying whether his week-old baby girl would outlive leukaemia, wants other dads know that they don’t have to go through their child’s cancer alone.

Dads helping dads cope with their child’s cancer

Oliver Coppins, who experienced his first Father’s Day in a neonatal intensive care ward worrying whether his week-old baby girl would outlive leukaemia, wants other dads know that they don’t have to go through their child’s cancer alone.

Community
24th Aug

Bookworm mum raffles off best-sellers for kids with cancer

A young mother who has rediscovered her passion for reading thanks to COVID-19, is sharing her love of books to raise money for Redkite, and she’s inspired a raft of best-selling authors to help her.

Bookworm mum raffles off best-sellers for kids with cancer

A young mother who has rediscovered her passion for reading thanks to COVID-19, is sharing her love of books to raise money for Redkite, and she’s inspired a raft of best-selling authors to help her.

Community
10th Aug

Border closures no barrier to childhood cancer awareness trek

Belinda and Maria had planned to walk all the way from Adelaide to Melbourne in memory of their late daughter. But when COVID-19 closed the state border, the mothers took a different path.

Border closures no barrier to childhood cancer awareness trek

Belinda and Maria had planned to walk all the way from Adelaide to Melbourne in memory of their late daughter. But when COVID-19 closed the state border, the mothers took a different path.

News
3rd Aug

2019 Coles & Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarships to help kids

2019 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarships can be put towards a child’s education or life goals that have been disrupted by a cancer.

2019 Coles & Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarships to help kids

2019 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarships can be put towards a child’s education or life goals that have been disrupted by a cancer.

News
20th Jul

Canteen and Redkite make education and career a priority for young people

Canteen and Redkite make education and career a priority for young people.

Canteen and Redkite make education and career a priority for young people

Canteen and Redkite make education and career a priority for young people.

Community
6th Jul

Grand effort from Coles North Lakes raises much-needed funds for kids with cancer

The team at Coles North Lakes in Queensland crushed their fundraising goal and raised $1127 in Redkite’s Crunch 4 Kids with Cancer.

Grand effort from Coles North Lakes raises much-needed funds for kids with cancer

The team at Coles North Lakes in Queensland crushed their fundraising goal and raised $1127 in Redkite’s Crunch 4 Kids with Cancer.

Community
1st Jul

Crunch 4 Kids: Vinny’s Village raises over $5000 for kids with cancer

Vinny’s Village, the family ab-crunching squad from Port Augusta, raised over $5000 in the Crunch 4 Kids challenge. Redkite supported Vinny’s family after the five-month-old was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Crunch 4 Kids: Vinny’s Village raises over $5000 for kids with cancer

Vinny’s Village, the family ab-crunching squad from Port Augusta, raised over $5000 in the Crunch 4 Kids challenge. Redkite supported Vinny’s family after the five-month-old was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

A mum hugging her daughter on a hospital bed.

Advocacy and research
24th Jun

Childhood cancer & COVID-19 cause peak parental stress

A recent survey of parents and carers of children with cancer receiving support from leading childhood cancer support charity Redkite, found that nearly two thirds (64%) rated their stress as high – seven or more out of 10.

Childhood cancer & COVID-19 cause peak parental stress

A recent survey of parents and carers of children with cancer receiving support from leading childhood cancer support charity Redkite, found that nearly two thirds (64%) rated their stress as high – seven or more out of 10.

Community
8th Jun

Crunch 4 Kids: Vinny’s Village supports families and kids with cancer

Vinny was diagnosed with cancer at two-months-old. His family is now raising funds for Redkite during Crunch 4 Kids.

Crunch 4 Kids: Vinny’s Village supports families and kids with cancer

Vinny was diagnosed with cancer at two-months-old. His family is now raising funds for Redkite during Crunch 4 Kids.

Community
1st Jun

Family facing kidney cancer supports other families with cancer

The family of two-year-old Lincoln are taking on the Crunch 4 Kids challenge to help other families who have a child with cancer.

Family facing kidney cancer supports other families with cancer

The family of two-year-old Lincoln are taking on the Crunch 4 Kids challenge to help other families who have a child with cancer.

Community
25th May

Crunch 4 Kids: Get #quarantoned for kids with cancer

Harry Cunningham, Sydney Swans midfielder, wants you to join the team that’s getting #quarantoned for kids with cancer this June.

Crunch 4 Kids: Get #quarantoned for kids with cancer

Harry Cunningham, Sydney Swans midfielder, wants you to join the team that’s getting #quarantoned for kids with cancer this June.

Community
23rd Apr

Music strikes a chord for children with cancer

Sydney Swans star, Harry Cunningham, with Redkite Music Therapist, Matt Ralph, conducted a free online music session to connect children with cancer from around the country.

Music strikes a chord for children with cancer

Sydney Swans star, Harry Cunningham, with Redkite Music Therapist, Matt Ralph, conducted a free online music session to connect children with cancer from around the country.

Advocacy and research
7th Apr

Cartoons give people a taste of a world with cancer and COVID-19

Powerful cartoon series draws parallels between childhood cancer and life in a global pandemic.

Cartoons give people a taste of a world with cancer and COVID-19

Powerful cartoon series draws parallels between childhood cancer and life in a global pandemic.

Advocacy and research
6th Apr

COVID-19 takes its toll on kids with cancer

Redkite is hearing from families who are now experiencing unprecedented levels of distress caused by COVID-19, with the life of their immunocompromised child under greater threat than ever before.

COVID-19 takes its toll on kids with cancer

Redkite is hearing from families who are now experiencing unprecedented levels of distress caused by COVID-19, with the life of their immunocompromised child under greater threat than ever before.

Advocacy and research
2nd Apr

2020: The hardest year on record

In 2020, we’ve never seen such an increase in need from families for our services. In March alone, the number of support sessions delivered jumped by over 30% and financial support funding by 15% from the same time last year.

2020: The hardest year on record

In 2020, we’ve never seen such an increase in need from families for our services. In March alone, the number of support sessions delivered jumped by over 30% and financial support funding by 15% from the same time last year.

News
1st Apr

Coles Hot Cross Buns help provide critical support to families with cancer

Critical phone counselling for families of children with cancer during the pandemic will receive a funding boost through the sale of Coles traditional hot cross buns this Easter.

Coles Hot Cross Buns help provide critical support to families with cancer

Critical phone counselling for families of children with cancer during the pandemic will receive a funding boost through the sale of Coles traditional hot cross buns this Easter.

News
31st Mar

Stockland keeps Redkite’s family support lines open during lockdown

When COVID-19 put the country into lockdown, Stockland’s donation of laptops kept Redkite’s support lines open.

Stockland keeps Redkite’s family support lines open during lockdown

When COVID-19 put the country into lockdown, Stockland’s donation of laptops kept Redkite’s support lines open.

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Community
3rd Feb

Trekkers to reach their peak for Redkite

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

Trekkers to reach their peak for Redkite

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

Community
1st Feb

Sydney Swans star celebrates unsung hero of childhood cancer

Harry Cunningham, from the Sydney Swans, features in eBook For the Love of Bread by national children’s cancer charity Redkite.

Sydney Swans star celebrates unsung hero of childhood cancer

Harry Cunningham, from the Sydney Swans, features in eBook For the Love of Bread by national children’s cancer charity Redkite.

News
1st Jan

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

With his Redkite and Coles 2019 Dare to Dream Scholarship, Chayde Tooley’s dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot is about to take off.

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

With his Redkite and Coles 2019 Dare to Dream Scholarship, Chayde Tooley’s dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot is about to take off.

Community
25th Nov

Christmas lights shine for children with cancer

Snow in summer, a life-sized Santa Claus on a rocking chair, and a walk-through dome full of twinkling coloured lights are just some of the hundreds of decorations making a Christmas wonderland for Melbourne residents from Sunday, 1 December.

Christmas lights shine for children with cancer

Snow in summer, a life-sized Santa Claus on a rocking chair, and a walk-through dome full of twinkling coloured lights are just some of the hundreds of decorations making a Christmas wonderland for Melbourne residents from Sunday, 1 December.

News
12th Nov

Dream of playing in the AFL back on track

Gold Coast local Nathan Andrews is now one step closer to fulfilling his dream of playing in the AFL, following his successful application for a Redkite and Coles 2019 Dare to Dream Scholarship.

Dream of playing in the AFL back on track

Gold Coast local Nathan Andrews is now one step closer to fulfilling his dream of playing in the AFL, following his successful application for a Redkite and Coles 2019 Dare to Dream Scholarship.

Advocacy and research
11th Sep

New research reveals the cost of cancer impacting Australian families

A Redkite survey reveals the hidden financial burden childhood cancer puts on families.

New research reveals the cost of cancer impacting Australian families

A Redkite survey reveals the hidden financial burden childhood cancer puts on families.

Community
6th Jun

How Country Road are helping families like Kerryn’s

For 10 years, a Country Road bear has been packed in every Redkite Red Bag. Here’s just one bear’s story.

How Country Road are helping families like Kerryn’s

For 10 years, a Country Road bear has been packed in every Redkite Red Bag. Here’s just one bear’s story.

News
5th Jun

Country Road unveils a new Red Bag for families facing cancer

To celebrate 10 years of partnership, Country Road has given Redkite’s Red Bag a major makeover.

Country Road unveils a new Red Bag for families facing cancer

To celebrate 10 years of partnership, Country Road has given Redkite’s Red Bag a major makeover.

News
5th Sep

30 million reasons to say thanks to Coles

Through their acts of kindness, Coles team members and customers have raised an incredible $30 million dollars for Redkite.

30 million reasons to say thanks to Coles

Through their acts of kindness, Coles team members and customers have raised an incredible $30 million dollars for Redkite.

News
10th Jan

2018 Redkite & Coles Dare to Dream scholarships help turn young dreams into reality

Redkite & Coles Dare to Dream Scholarships aims to help young people overcome some of the emotional, physical and practical hurdles of living with – and after – cancer.

2018 Redkite & Coles Dare to Dream scholarships help turn young dreams into reality

Redkite & Coles Dare to Dream Scholarships aims to help young people overcome some of the emotional, physical and practical hurdles of living with – and after – cancer.

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