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Stories from people making a difference

Get your daily dose of feel-good when you read these stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make a difference in the lives of families facing their child’s cancer. 

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Community
26th Nov

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

News & media Coles Express: Rounding up support for families with cancer this Christmas Redkite Week at Coles Express has…

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

News & media Coles Express: Rounding up support for families with cancer this Christmas Redkite Week at Coles Express has…

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News
23rd Nov

The impact of your support

You told us you would like to know more about the impact your support makes. In the past year, you’ve helped to…

The impact of your support

You told us you would like to know more about the impact your support makes. In the past year, you’ve helped to…

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…

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News
23rd Nov

After months apart, Leah and Hailey are reunited with their family

News & media After months apart, Leah and Hailey are reunited with their family The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many people…

After months apart, Leah and Hailey are reunited with their family

News & media After months apart, Leah and Hailey are reunited with their family The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many people…

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
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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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