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We're Brighter Lives. Brighter Lives is the official charity partner of Townsville Hospital and Health Service. We’ve been committed to better health in our region for more than 30 years. Alongside our volunteers, who brighten the lives of patients every day, we support lifesaving public health services in Townsville and across our region by fundraising for world-class equipment, training, research, and facilities.

We are 100% local, whether it's $1 or $1,000, you'll know your donation stays here. 

Our latest news

Townsville Book Fair

Townsville Book Fair

11 June 2024

Come along to the Townsville Book Fair! 17 August and 18 August  Willows Shopping Centre (the Milk Espresso entrance)   From ...

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Pulling up their socks for doctors’ mental health

Pulling up their socks for doctors’ mental health

7 June 2024

On Friday, you may see more colourful socks around the health service than usual! Friday 7 June is Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day, a day to break down the sti...

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Beautiful outdoor courtyard for patients with cancer

Beautiful outdoor courtyard for patients with cancer

28 May 2024

Generous community donations have helped Brighter Lives fund the refurbishment of an isolation courtyard for cancer patients at Townsville University ...

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From holiday to hospital: Sally's story of gratitude and giving

From holiday to hospital: Sally's story of gratitude and giving

17 May 2024

Picture it – you’re on your dream tropical overseas holiday, enjoying the beach air and palm trees, only to suddenly, and without warning,...

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Larapinta trekkers return

Larapinta trekkers return

13 May 2024

The trekkers from the Destination Adventure and Inspired Adventures Brighter Lives Larapinta Trek have returned! After a wonderful trek fundraising fo...

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FUNDED - New equipment for Magnetic Island Health Service

FUNDED - New equipment for Magnetic Island Health Service

7 May 2024

Thanks to your donations, a tonometer and bladder scanner will now be on-site at Magnetic Island, meaning faster diagnosis and reducing the need to tr...

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Companion dogs for patients

Companion dogs for patients

5 May 2024

Brighter Lives recently funded robotic dogs to help elderly patients staying in hospital. The dogs are not just a cute toy - the fluffy companions hel...

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