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Raffle - Winners
Raffle - Winners
25 June 2024

Raffle Winners   1ST PRIZE WINNER  Ticket Number: #3000 AM   2ND PRIZE WINNER  Ticket Number: #2067  FF   BONUS MAY DRAW  Ticket Number: #3730  JG  Congratulations to the winners!Thank you to Gallivanter Travel Townsville and Jewellery By Design for getting behind a local NQ charity and supporting local! Thank you to everyone who supported this raffle - every cent helps here in NQ, supporting our ...

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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 9.00am each dayCome and buy all the books your heart could desire at very reasonable prices, with every cent staying here in NQ helping Brighter Lives. WE NEED YOUR BOOKS We are seeking quality gently used books for our book fair. Children's books, fiction, and non-fiction books are all in need for our book fair.  Drop off locations Carmichae...

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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 stigma around mental health in doctors.  The fun attire serves as a visible symbol to spark conversations about mental health within the medical community and beyond.  Doctors are renowned for their dedication to the wellbeing of others, yet the mental health of doctors themselves can be overlooked. Recognising this important issue, Townsvil...

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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 Hospital. The courtyard is used by patients who require isolation for up to weeks at a time during their treatment, giving them a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy or simply view if they are not well enough to use it. The refurbishment of the courtyard includes new flooring, a shade cover, plants, and furniture, costing $54,000.  “Thanks ...

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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, end up in hospital in a critical condition. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Sally and her family while on holidays in North Queensland last month. Accompanied by her husband and two teenage sons, Sally travelled from her home of Devon, England to Australia. The plan was to head north and spend a short amount of time in Townsvi...

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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 for Brighter Lives, the team have returned with smiles on their faces and so many beautiful photos from this spectacular part of the world! Thank you and well done to our absolutely incredible fundraisers who raised $28,349 for Brighter Lives!  Every cent they have fundraised goes to Brighter Lives and stays in NQ, helping right here. Many sausa...

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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 transfer patients to Townsville. The bladder scanner will mean Magnetic Island Health Service can continue to provide high-quality health care and catheter care to residents of the island. The tonometer helps to provide a thorough eye assessment at the clinic, meaning that patients with eye injuries can often stay close to home in their own community...

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