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Red Bag unpacked


October 2013 A cancer diagnosis can change a family’s life overnight. Many families go straight from the doctor’s surgery to hospital and can stay there for days, weeks or months during their child’s treatment. There is a lot to adjust to, which is why Redkite provides support packs at diagnosis in children’s hospitals across Australia.

We invite you to look inside Redkite’s Red Bag to see how important these essential items are to families. Items include:
  • A reusable coffee cup for bedside coffees
  • Toiletries for many families who arrive at the hospital unprepared for overnight stays
  • A teddy bear to cuddle
  • Information about Redkite’s support services to let families know how Redkite can help
  • A fuel voucher to put petrol in the car for hospital trips

The Red Bags are generously funded by Country Road and are distributed to children’s hospitals across Australia.

"I was in complete shock after my daughter’s diagnosis. Receiving the bag was amazing. There were lots of useful items and information inside. The bag also let us know that there are organisations out there who understand and really care. It’s made such a difference." - a mother who received the Red Bag.

Help Redkite be there for families with vital support at diagnosis by making a donation today.

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