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14 May '24
Coast to Care: Running to Raise Awareness

In 2023, David and Lindsey had their lives turned upside down when their 4-month-old daughter, Harriet, was diagnosed with multi-system Langerhans cell histiocytosis. That same year, David decided to begin his fundraising and to give back to Redkite.

Coast to Care: Running to Raise Awareness

In 2023, David and Lindsey had their lives turned upside down when their 4-month-old daughter, Harriet, was diagnosed with multi-system Langerhans cell histiocytosis. That same year, David decided to begin his fundraising and to give back to Redkite.

News

28 Mar '24
Dare to Dream Scholarship 2024 – Applications open Monday 29 April!

Applications for the annual scholarship are opening for a limited time for teenagers aged 13-18 who have had cancer at any stage of their life.

Dare to Dream Scholarship 2024 – Applications open Monday 29 April!

Applications for the annual scholarship are opening for a limited time for teenagers aged 13-18 who have had cancer at any stage of their life.

News

19 Mar '24
Redkite Social Workers: Purpose, values and professional framework

On March 19th we celebrate World Social Work Day, a time to appreciate the global efforts of social workers. They tackle everything from personal and family issues to broader societal challenges and even humanitarian crisis.  

Redkite Social Workers: Purpose, values and professional framework

On March 19th we celebrate World Social Work Day, a time to appreciate the global efforts of social workers. They tackle everything from personal and family issues to broader societal challenges and even humanitarian crisis.  

News

23 Jan '24
Making a huge difference in 24-hours

Timmy conquered an amazing feat to raise funds for Redkite. Find out what he did for a whole 24-hours!

Making a huge difference in 24-hours

Timmy conquered an amazing feat to raise funds for Redkite. Find out what he did for a whole 24-hours!

News

6 Dec '23
Redkite is delighted to welcome Dr Bronte Adams AM to its Board of Directors

Redkite, the leading national Australian charity dedicated to providing critical emotional, financial and practical support to children with cancer and their families, is delighted to announce Jodie Haydon as our new Ambassador.

Redkite is delighted to welcome Dr Bronte Adams AM to its Board of Directors

Redkite, the leading national Australian charity dedicated to providing critical emotional, financial and practical support to children with cancer and their families, is delighted to announce Jodie Haydon as our new Ambassador.

News

28 Nov '23
Redkite Ambassador Jodie Haydon opens the doors of Kirribilli House for Annual Christmas Appeal

This significant event aims to spotlight the myriad challenges of families facing childhood cancer during the holiday season, emphasising the indispensable role played by Redkite’s Christmas Appeal in providing crucial support.

Redkite Ambassador Jodie Haydon opens the doors of Kirribilli House for Annual Christmas Appeal

This significant event aims to spotlight the myriad challenges of families facing childhood cancer during the holiday season, emphasising the indispensable role played by Redkite’s Christmas Appeal in providing crucial support.

News

17 Nov '23
Cancer Hub Funding Extended

It’s only been 18 months since Canteen, Camp Quality and Redkite came together to launch Cancer Hub based on a shared vision that all Australian families impacted by cancer should get the right support quickly and easily.

Cancer Hub Funding Extended

It’s only been 18 months since Canteen, Camp Quality and Redkite came together to launch Cancer Hub based on a shared vision that all Australian families impacted by cancer should get the right support quickly and easily.

News

1 Nov '23
Book Club: Social worker picks for November

Hero Hunter and the Wonky White Cells “Hero Hunter” is a great book for explaining the diagnosis and treatment of…

Book Club: Social worker picks for November

Hero Hunter and the Wonky White Cells “Hero Hunter” is a great book for explaining the diagnosis and treatment of…

News

24 Jul '23
Redkite is thrilled to introduce Jodie Haydon as our new Ambassador

Redkite, the leading national Australian charity dedicated to providing critical emotional, financial and practical support to children with cancer and their families, is delighted to announce Jodie Haydon as our new Ambassador.

Redkite is thrilled to introduce Jodie Haydon as our new Ambassador

Redkite, the leading national Australian charity dedicated to providing critical emotional, financial and practical support to children with cancer and their families, is delighted to announce Jodie Haydon as our new Ambassador.

Honouring parents of children with cancer

News

29 May '23
Honouring the Incredible Job of Parents

This Global Day of Parents, we’d like to honour and show our appreciation to the inspiring parents, carers and guardians who selflessly nurture and care for their children while facing childhood cancer.

Honouring the Incredible Job of Parents

This Global Day of Parents, we’d like to honour and show our appreciation to the inspiring parents, carers and guardians who selflessly nurture and care for their children while facing childhood cancer.

Community

26 May '23
Life After Cancer: Adry’s Story

Now 10 years Cancer free, Adry looks back and shares how his cancer diagnosis and Redkite has shaped his life.

Life After Cancer: Adry’s Story

Now 10 years Cancer free, Adry looks back and shares how his cancer diagnosis and Redkite has shaped his life.

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News

25 May '23
Crunching through March

Earlier this year, Redkite held its annual 50 crunches a day in March challenge. 2,193 amazing people crunched their way through March to raise much needed funds for families facing childhood cancer. That means 109,650 crunches were completed over 31 days! Outstanding!

Crunching through March

Earlier this year, Redkite held its annual 50 crunches a day in March challenge. 2,193 amazing people crunched their way through March to raise much needed funds for families facing childhood cancer. That means 109,650 crunches were completed over 31 days! Outstanding!

News

4 May '23
Redkite & Sydney Swans: A Winning Partnership

Sydney Swans ‘Redkite Day’ inspires AFL’s Newest Recruit and gears up to provide another memorable day for families facing childhood cancer.

Redkite & Sydney Swans: A Winning Partnership

Sydney Swans ‘Redkite Day’ inspires AFL’s Newest Recruit and gears up to provide another memorable day for families facing childhood cancer.

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Community

12 Apr '23
Meet Abbey: Redkite Music Therapist Supporting Oncology Families in Hospitals

News & media Meet Abbey: Redkite Music Therapist Supporting Oncology Families in Hospitals Meet one of our wonderful Music Therapists,…

Meet Abbey: Redkite Music Therapist Supporting Oncology Families in Hospitals

News & media Meet Abbey: Redkite Music Therapist Supporting Oncology Families in Hospitals Meet one of our wonderful Music Therapists,…

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Community

20 Mar '23
Meet Katja: A Redkite Social Worker Empowering Childhood Cancer Families

When baby Eli was diagnosed with cancer, his parents didn’t know how to tell their other children.

Meet Katja: A Redkite Social Worker Empowering Childhood Cancer Families

When baby Eli was diagnosed with cancer, his parents didn’t know how to tell their other children.

News

9 Feb '23
2022 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future Orchestra Musician Louis Fetting

Louis was an exceptionally talented musician, playing the trombone at The Sydney Opera and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with multiple music ensembles. His love of music came from intensive early childhood therapies participating in speech, sensory and sound therapies in particularly music therapy.

2022 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future Orchestra Musician Louis Fetting

Louis was an exceptionally talented musician, playing the trombone at The Sydney Opera and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with multiple music ensembles. His love of music came from intensive early childhood therapies participating in speech, sensory and sound therapies in particularly music therapy.

News

9 Feb '23
2022 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future Paediatric Oncologist Keasine Latu

Keasine, 16, dreams of becoming a paediatric oncologist to help children with cancer like her. She is one of eight inspiring young Australians to receive a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship. 

2022 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future Paediatric Oncologist Keasine Latu

Keasine, 16, dreams of becoming a paediatric oncologist to help children with cancer like her. She is one of eight inspiring young Australians to receive a Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship. 

News

9 Feb '23
2022 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future Paralympian Oliver Martin.

“I still can’t believe she was there cooking for the MasterChef Judges when only 12 months earlier she was in hospital having chemo, radiation and a bone marrow transplant.”

2022 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future Paralympian Oliver Martin.

“I still can’t believe she was there cooking for the MasterChef Judges when only 12 months earlier she was in hospital having chemo, radiation and a bone marrow transplant.”

News

9 Feb '23
2022 Dare to Dream Recipient: Future Oncology Nurse Matthew Rings

Queensland-based eighteen-year-old Matthew Rings’ cancer diagnosis only made him more determined to complete his Diploma and become a registered nurse. He is one of eight inspiring young Australians to be awarded a 2022 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship. 

2022 Dare to Dream Recipient: Future Oncology Nurse Matthew Rings

Queensland-based eighteen-year-old Matthew Rings’ cancer diagnosis only made him more determined to complete his Diploma and become a registered nurse. He is one of eight inspiring young Australians to be awarded a 2022 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship. 

News

9 Feb '23
2022 Dare to Dream National Winner: Future Pilot Mitchell Cawthray

Eighteen-year-old, Mitchell Cawthray from the coastal town of Craignish Queensland is flying high after being named the national winner of the $5,000 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship. Seven other inspiring young Australians were selected as finalists. 

2022 Dare to Dream National Winner: Future Pilot Mitchell Cawthray

Eighteen-year-old, Mitchell Cawthray from the coastal town of Craignish Queensland is flying high after being named the national winner of the $5,000 Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship. Seven other inspiring young Australians were selected as finalists. 

News

2 Dec '22
MPA doubles donations for the Redkite Christmas Appeal

Starting from the 7th of December, Redkite Partners MPA will be matching up to $30,000 in donations for Redkite’s Annual Christmas Appeal. Redkite’s Christmas Appeal will raise critical funds to support families facing childhood cancer during the Festive Season.

MPA doubles donations for the Redkite Christmas Appeal

Starting from the 7th of December, Redkite Partners MPA will be matching up to $30,000 in donations for Redkite’s Annual Christmas Appeal. Redkite’s Christmas Appeal will raise critical funds to support families facing childhood cancer during the Festive Season.

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Advocacy and research

28 Nov '22
Media Alert – Investing in non-medical care is a hand-up, not a hand-out

Minister for Health and Aged Care to launch Redkite’s Social Return on Investment Analysis at Parliament House on 30 November 2022.

Media Alert – Investing in non-medical care is a hand-up, not a hand-out

Minister for Health and Aged Care to launch Redkite’s Social Return on Investment Analysis at Parliament House on 30 November 2022.

mum and child in hospital

Community

25 Nov '22
What Christmas in hospital is like for oncology families

Jess, a Redkite Wellbeing Coordinator explains her role in supporting families in need.

What Christmas in hospital is like for oncology families

Jess, a Redkite Wellbeing Coordinator explains her role in supporting families in need.

News

11 Oct '22
Jonathan Dooley joins the Redkite Board

Redkite is delighted to announce Jon Dooley has joined the Board of Directors

Jonathan Dooley joins the Redkite Board

Redkite is delighted to announce Jon Dooley has joined the Board of Directors

Community

29 Jul '22
Redkite Wellbeing Coordinators provide crucial support

Jess, a Redkite Wellbeing Coordinator explains her role in supporting families in need.

Redkite Wellbeing Coordinators provide crucial support

Jess, a Redkite Wellbeing Coordinator explains her role in supporting families in need.

News

22 Jul '22
KiteCrew – Redkite’s game-changer in childhood cancer support

KiteCrew is a free support app that coordinate’s all the practical support a family needs while their child is being treated for cancer.

KiteCrew – Redkite’s game-changer in childhood cancer support

KiteCrew is a free support app that coordinate’s all the practical support a family needs while their child is being treated for cancer.

Advocacy and research

13 Jul '22
A milestone moment in cancer support 

Today marks a milestone moment in cancer support. Our three organisations have been working together for some time to determine how we can make it easier for families impacted by cancer to get the practical and emotional support they need. 

A milestone moment in cancer support 

Today marks a milestone moment in cancer support. Our three organisations have been working together for some time to determine how we can make it easier for families impacted by cancer to get the practical and emotional support they need. 

Father standing on the beach, holding his baby son in his arms. The baby has a nasogastric tube inserted in his nose.

Community

12 Jul '22
Storytime helps siblings understand their baby brother’s cancer

When baby Eli was diagnosed with cancer, his parents didn’t know how to tell their other children.

Storytime helps siblings understand their baby brother’s cancer

When baby Eli was diagnosed with cancer, his parents didn’t know how to tell their other children.

Dare to Dream Scholarship 2022

News

5 May '22
Scholarship dares teens with cancer to dream big

Samuel Ottery, 2021 national winner, is calling on kids everywhere to apply for the Dare to Dream Scholarship

Scholarship dares teens with cancer to dream big

Samuel Ottery, 2021 national winner, is calling on kids everywhere to apply for the Dare to Dream Scholarship

Deanne Stewart

News

2 May '22
Deanne Stewart joins the Redkite Board

Redkite is delighted to welcome Aware Super’s CEO, Deanne Stewart, to its Board.

Deanne Stewart joins the Redkite Board

Redkite is delighted to welcome Aware Super’s CEO, Deanne Stewart, to its Board.

Christopher Milross

News

22 Feb '22
A/Prof. Chris Milross joins the Redkite Board

Redkite is delighted to welcome respected specialist radiation oncologist A/Prof. Chris Milross to its Board.

A/Prof. Chris Milross joins the Redkite Board

Redkite is delighted to welcome respected specialist radiation oncologist A/Prof. Chris Milross to its Board.

A family in a hospital room arounda little boy in bed.

News

21 Feb '22
Redkite launches national awareness campaign

When a child gets cancer, everyone is affected. That’s the key theme for Redkite’s national awareness campaign taking place in February and March.

Redkite launches national awareness campaign

When a child gets cancer, everyone is affected. That’s the key theme for Redkite’s national awareness campaign taking place in February and March.

Vienna holding a cake

News

6 Dec '21
2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future pastry chef, Vienna Savaris

“I still can’t believe she was there cooking for the MasterChef Judges when only 12 months earlier she was in hospital having chemo, radiation and a bone marrow transplant.”

2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future pastry chef, Vienna Savaris

“I still can’t believe she was there cooking for the MasterChef Judges when only 12 months earlier she was in hospital having chemo, radiation and a bone marrow transplant.”

Travis on his horse Penny

News

6 Dec '21
2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Aspiring Paralympian, Travis Newman

“When I got Penny, it was just after my third operation on my leg. I was sad and frustrated, but she gave me the motivation to start living my dream. I couldn’t wait to get off my crutches and start riding again.”

2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Aspiring Paralympian, Travis Newman

“When I got Penny, it was just after my third operation on my leg. I was sad and frustrated, but she gave me the motivation to start living my dream. I couldn’t wait to get off my crutches and start riding again.”

Sienna with her bike

News

6 Dec '21
2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Great Victorian Bike Rider, Sienna Cox

“It is my passion to be a voice for those who aren’t able to use their own, for those who are still fighting and those not yet diagnosed.”

2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Great Victorian Bike Rider, Sienna Cox

“It is my passion to be a voice for those who aren’t able to use their own, for those who are still fighting and those not yet diagnosed.”

News

6 Dec '21
2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future business leader, Elliot Prasad

“This degree means more than the world to me as I know that once I graduate, the worse part of my life is officially over and I can move on with the bigger parts of my dreams.”

2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future business leader, Elliot Prasad

“This degree means more than the world to me as I know that once I graduate, the worse part of my life is officially over and I can move on with the bigger parts of my dreams.”

News

6 Dec '21
2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future podcaster, Molly Croft

“It is my passion to be a voice for those who aren’t able to use their own, for those who are still fighting and those not yet diagnosed.”

2021 Dare to Dream Finalist: Future podcaster, Molly Croft

“It is my passion to be a voice for those who aren’t able to use their own, for those who are still fighting and those not yet diagnosed.”

News

26 Nov '21
Partnerships that stand the test of time: BOC and Redkite

Leading gas and engineering company BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc, was the first corporate to partner with children’s cancer support charity Redkite, back in 1998. A case study.

Partnerships that stand the test of time: BOC and Redkite

Leading gas and engineering company BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc, was the first corporate to partner with children’s cancer support charity Redkite, back in 1998. A case study.

News

25 Nov '21
Meet our 2021 Dare to Dream Scholarship Winner

Samuel Ottery had always dreamed of a career in medicine, and he has just been named as the national winner of the Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship.

Meet our 2021 Dare to Dream Scholarship Winner

Samuel Ottery had always dreamed of a career in medicine, and he has just been named as the national winner of the Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship.

Advocacy and research

11 Oct '21
Webinar Summary: Hidden health crisis – children’s cancer needs more than medicine

In a recent webinar, Redkite launched their latest research which reveals why children’s cancer needs more than medicine.

Webinar Summary: Hidden health crisis – children’s cancer needs more than medicine

In a recent webinar, Redkite launched their latest research which reveals why children’s cancer needs more than medicine.

Advocacy and research

6 Oct '21
Hidden health crisis – children’s cancer needs more than medicine

Redkite’s latest research reveals why children’s cancer needs more than medicine.

Hidden health crisis – children’s cancer needs more than medicine

Redkite’s latest research reveals why children’s cancer needs more than medicine.

News

13 Sep '21
Coles Express Redkite Week is back

Copacabana student Bella Farrugia is set to be the face of national Coles Express fundraiser Redkite Week which raises much-needed funds for leading children’s cancer support charity Redkite.

Coles Express Redkite Week is back

Copacabana student Bella Farrugia is set to be the face of national Coles Express fundraiser Redkite Week which raises much-needed funds for leading children’s cancer support charity Redkite.

The big LED screen at Metricon Stadium promotes Red Day with the words, "Show children with cancer we're on their team"

News

10 Aug '21
Record amount raised at 2021 Swans Red Day

The annual Sydney Swans Red Day raised a record amount for families in 2021.

Record amount raised at 2021 Swans Red Day

The annual Sydney Swans Red Day raised a record amount for families in 2021.

News

20 Jul '21
Celebrating $40 million raised by Coles!

Since 2013, when our partnership began, the incredible commitment of Coles has enabled Redkite to continually evolve and respond to the needs of families across Australia who have been impacted by their child’s cancer.

Celebrating $40 million raised by Coles!

Since 2013, when our partnership began, the incredible commitment of Coles has enabled Redkite to continually evolve and respond to the needs of families across Australia who have been impacted by their child’s cancer.

Board member Georgie Gardner

News

14 Jul '21
Georgie Gardner joins Redkite Board

Redkite is delighted to welcome respected television journalist Georgie Gardner to its Board.

Georgie Gardner joins Redkite Board

Redkite is delighted to welcome respected television journalist Georgie Gardner to its Board.

MPA networking breakfast for Redkite

News

23 Jun '21
MPA hosts networking breakfast to support Redkite

“Organisations that find a greater purpose beyond just delivering their mission and really engage with the community, bringing their staff on that journey, report more satisfaction, productivity and staff wellness.”

MPA hosts networking breakfast to support Redkite

“Organisations that find a greater purpose beyond just delivering their mission and really engage with the community, bringing their staff on that journey, report more satisfaction, productivity and staff wellness.”

Coles Express Redkite Week

News

21 Jun '21
Coles Express Redkite Week

Coles Express customers all over Australia can make a direct impact on families facing childhood cancer, with a week-long Coles Express and Redkite ‘round up’ fundraiser starting today, Monday 21 June.

Coles Express Redkite Week

Coles Express customers all over Australia can make a direct impact on families facing childhood cancer, with a week-long Coles Express and Redkite ‘round up’ fundraiser starting today, Monday 21 June.

News

26 May '21
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

21 May '21
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

12 May '21
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

15 Apr '21
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

29 Mar '21
2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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.

2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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

29 Mar '21
2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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.

2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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

26 Mar '21
2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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.

2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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

26 Mar '21
2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: Future Composer, Joshua Knox

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

2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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

26 Mar '21
2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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.

2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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

23 Mar '21
2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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.

2020 Dare to Dream Scholarship: 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.

Mother, father and teenage son, baby son and four-year-old son who has cancer

News

16 Dec '20
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

26 Nov '20
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

23 Nov '20
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

23 Nov '20
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

23 Nov '20
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…

Isabella is seen with a bandana on her head smiling for the camera

Community

23 Nov '20
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

26 Oct '20
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

21 Sep '20
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

1 Sep '20
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

24 Aug '20
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

10 Aug '20
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

3 Aug '20
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.

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20 Jul '20
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.

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6 Jul '20
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.

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1 Jul '20
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.

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Advocacy and research

24 Jun '20
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.

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8 Jun '20
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.

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1 Jun '20
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.

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25 May '20
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

23 Apr '20
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

7 Apr '20
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

6 Apr '20
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

2 Apr '20
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.

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1 Apr '20
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.

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31 Mar '20
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

3 Feb '20
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

1 Feb '20
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

1 Jan '20
2019 Dare to Dream Scholarship: Chayde Tooley hopes to 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.

2019 Dare to Dream Scholarship: Chayde Tooley hopes to 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

25 Nov '19
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

12 Nov '19
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

11 Sep '19
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

6 Jun '19
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

5 Jun '19
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

5 Sep '18
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

10 Jan '18
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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