Curing Homesickness Project

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With sincere thanks to Coles and The Common Good via the Curing Homesickness Project, three Massimo Rad-97 oximeters are making a difference in Ipswich through outpatient oximetry monitoring at home. The…

Thank you for Going Pink!

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The Ipswich Hospital Foundation's Go Pink Campaign, a vibrant and impactful initiative spanning the entire month of October, successfully concluded last month!  We are thrilled to share you raised a…

IHF Wig Lounge grand opening!

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) was proud to launch the IHF Wig Lounge last month. A heartwarming initiative dedicated to helping individuals experiencing hair loss due to medical conditions, such as…

Ipswich Hospital Foundation Announces Five New Board Members

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The Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new board members to its Board after an extensive recruitment process overseen by the Office of Health…

Ipswich Hospital Foundation partners with UQ to boost mental health research in West Moreton

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Queensland mental health research has received a boost with Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) and The University of Queensland (UQ) announcing PhD scholarships to create new knowledge about mental disorders. The…

Ipswich Hospital Foundation fund three research projects shaping the future of cancer care

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West Moreton Health staff are shaping the future of cancer care in the region through Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s (IHF) Regina and Vicki Doig Research Scholarship funding. Three projects have been…
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Ipswich Hospital Foundation appoints Director of Fundraising & Marketing

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The Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Hughes to the newly created position of Director of Fundraising and Marketing.  Ms Hughes has more than…

Gardens at Gatton Hospital have sprung back to life thanks to the Australian Industry Trade College

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The gardens at Gatton Hospital have sprung back to life thanks to a working bee co-ordinated between the Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) and the Australian Industry Trade College. Thirty college…

Hospital Foundation helps secure items for rural hospitals

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The Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) has secured $30,000 worth of equipment for West Moreton Health hospitals at Gatton, Laidley and Esk. IHF Chief Executive Officer Scott Young said visitor chairs,…

Morning tea raises $4000 for local cancer care research

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Cancer care research in West Moreton has been bolstered by $4000 raised at a sell-out morning tea on Saturday. More than 160 people attended the third annual Regina and Vicki…
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Special Care Nursery to benefit from IMA donation

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Ipswich Malayali Association (IMA) has donated $1,000 to the Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) to support the Children’s Christmas Appeal. The donation was organised by Tee Varghese, Nurse Manager, Clinical Information…

IHF Gala Dinner to Raise Money for Mental Health Initiatives and Research

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) will hold its inaugural Gala Dinner to celebrate 25 years of service at Ipswich Civic Centre on Saturday, 22 April this year. Partnership opportunities and tickets…

New Members Join IHF Board

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new board members, Dr. Geoff Mitchell, Jacinta Dale and Jillian Fox. The new board appointees represent the diverse…
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Let’s Support the Regina & Vicki Doig Fund Morning Tea

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The beloved Ipswich charity event, Regina & Vicki Doig Fund Morning Tea 2023 will be hosted by Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Regina Doig’s younger sister, Vicki Doig, at Brothers League…

2023 Ipswich 100 Charity Bike Rides Opens for Registration

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Online registrations have opened for one of southeast Queensland’s favourite charity bike rides, the St Andrew’s Private Hospital Ipswich100 on Sunday 26 March 2023. The ride is a Brisbane West…
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Rotary Club of Ipswich Donates $3,151 to the IHF Children’s Christmas Appeal

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Local community group, Rotary Club of Ipswich has generously donated $3,151 to Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s (IHF) Children’s Christmas Appeal from the proceeds of the Annual Trailer Raffle. The Appeal is…
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Ipswich Hospital Foundation Giving Day

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Today, we hold our inaugural Giving Day as part of our Children’s Christmas Appeal. All funds raised will support the resuscitation area in Ipswich Hospital’s Special Care Nursery. West Bremer…
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Boettchers Estate Agents Donates $1,000 to the IHF Children’s Christmas Appeal

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) is very grateful to local real estate company, Boettchers Estate Agents for its generous donation of $1,000 to the Children’s Christmas Appeal. The Appeal is raising…
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IPOB Donates $3,000 to the IHF Children’s Christmas Appeal

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Local sports association, Ipswich Parents and Old Boys (IPOB) has generously donated $3,000 to Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s (IHF) Children’s Christmas Appeal. The Appeal is raising funds for much-needed equipment for…

Wrap up The Year by Gift Wrapping

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Over the 2022 Christmas period, Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) Volunteers prepared beautifully wrapped gifts at Riverlink Shopping Centre so shoppers could shop longer and rest easy at Christmas! Scott Young,…
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2022 IHF Children’s Christmas Appeal

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) has launched a Children’s Christmas Appeal to raise funds for purchasing much-needed equipment for the resuscitation area in Ipswich Hospital’s Special Care Nursery. Ipswich Hospital Director…

IHF Go Pink Breakfast

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140 members of the community gathered at Brothers Leagues Club to raise funds for breast cancer care in the West Moreton region on Friday, marking the official Go Pink Day.…
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Go Pink Mystery Bus Tour

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Ipswich Quota members raised $1,500 from their Go Pink Mystery Bus Tour and donated the proceeds to the Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s Go Pink campaign, which funds breast cancer care in…

Go Pink with IHF to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) brings the community together each October to raise awareness and to help raise funds for Breast Cancer care in the West Moreton region. IHF Go Pink…

BreastScreen Queensland Saved My Life

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Counting her lucky stars that she is still here to celebrate her daughter’s wedding this month, Monica Vella shares why every woman should not play down the importance of a…
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Ipswich Hospital Ward Courtyard Revival

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Patients at the Ipswich Hospital will soon enjoy better rehabilitation outcomes thanks to the support of the Australian Industry Trade College (Ipswich) and Bunnings Bundamba. As part of Ipswich Hospital…
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Community Support Results In Fully Funded Ultrasound Machine

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With the support of the local community, Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) successfully funds a new fully equipped ultrasound machine for the Emergency Department at Ipswich Hospital. Having the most up-to-date…

Talkin’ it up for Youth Mental Health

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Yesterday over 200 students from 14 schools around the West Moreton region, participated in the 7th annual “Talkin’ It Up!” Regional Youth Mental Health Forum at the Laidley Cultural Centre,…
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Run for Research through Park2Park

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The 18th annual charity run, Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park, presented by University of Southern Queensland, will take place this July. The Main Event will be hosted at Bill Paterson Oval…
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Caps on for our Park2Park Fun Run!

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Guess what’s back? Our Park2Park Cap, but in black.
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Ipswich Combined Teachers Dance Festival Donates $20,000 to Ipswich Hospital Foundation

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Kim Taylor, a retired dancing teacher and the founder of Ipswich Combined Teachers Dance Festival (ICTDF), donates $20,000 to Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF). ICTDF is a group-only dance festival that…
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Let’s get to know one of our volunteers, Anne-Maria Falvey

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As a part of this year’s National Volunteer Week celebration, we will share stories about our wonderful volunteers and highlight their contributions to the local community. Let's get to know…
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Let’s get to know one of our volunteers, Elizabeth Franklin

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As a part of this year’s National Volunteer Week celebration, we will share stories about our wonderful volunteers and highlight their contributions to the local community. Let's get to know…
Ruth

Let’s get to know one of our volunteers, Ruth Jorgensen

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As a part of this year’s National Volunteer Week celebration, we will share stories about our wonderful volunteers and highlight their contributions to the local community. Let's get to know…
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Let’s get to know one of our volunteers, Cloe Devlin

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As a part of this year’s National Volunteer Week celebration, we will share stories about our wonderful volunteers and highlight their contributions to the local community. Let's get to know…
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Five siblings donate two iPads to Ipswich Hospital

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Five siblings have donated two iPads to the Palliative Care Unit at Ipswich Hospital in memory of their late parents. The donation by siblings Sheila, Sara, Ian, Helen and Celia…
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Gather, Support, and Donate to Regina Doig Fund Morning Tea

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The beloved Ipswich charity event, Regina Doig Fund Morning Tea 2022 will be hosted by Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Regina Doig’s younger sister, Vicki Doig, at Brothers League Club, 20…

The Dr Bob McGregor Paediatric Health Research Fund has officially launched!

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The city’s first Paediatrician, Dr Bob McGregor may have officially retired from the Ipswich Hospital Foundation board after many dedicated years of service, but his legacy will continue. Bob hung…

To Shave the Beard or not to Shave the Beard? That is the Question. 

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“We drank wine, and we wore wigs and we raised money for a great local cause”

Wig & Wine Evening raises $500 for Cancer Patient Wigs

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“We drank wine, and we wore wigs and we raised money for a great local cause”

Document Cameras connect regional hospitals with city specialists

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Regional hospitals in Boonah, Gatton, Esk, and Laidley now have new technology thanks to a Rotary District Grant to allow specialist doctors at Ipswich Hospital to read hard copy medical…

17 regional nursing homes now have iPads to connect residents with hospital specialists

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This new technology will give capacity for specialist doctors to perform telehealth consultations with residents and staff.

Local Community Club donates $4,000 towards parent chair

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CSI generously donated $4,000 to fund a new hospital parent chair

Michelle volunteers for the companionship and fun

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Meet one of our many creative volunteers!
Bindarra Daycare use our sunscreen

We’ve pumped out over 1500L of sunscreen over the last 2yrs

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We're protecting our community from the harmful effects of unprotected sun exposure whilst being active outdoors

A dancer, teacher, sister, and the face of local research fund

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Get to know Regina Doig who our local research fund has been established in honour of.

Ipswich local launches new research fund in memory of her sister

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Vicki is passionate about funding local research to leave a lasting legacy in her sister’s name.
Christmas Lights Run

Merriest event of the year: Christmas Lights Run

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Have a jolly jog, run or cycle with us on December 17th!

Get crafty with Elizabeth

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Meet one of our many creative volunteers!
Volunteers, Joanne and Murray

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Ipswich Hospital.

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The halls are officially decked thanks to our local Bunnings stores

Checking in with Narelle

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Narelle shares her wonderful volunteering experience with us

High School Entrepreneurs Bossing Business

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Local students raised over $830 as part of an entrepreneurial project for the Hospital Foundation

Have no fear, Joanne is here

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Helping the community requires a devoted volunteer like Joanne
My Charity Change app

My Charity Change: the app that changes lives

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Donating to make a real difference has never been easier.

Breast Cancer Honour Banner

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Submit a photo of someone you love who's been affected by breast cancer

Support Local Breast Cancer Research to win FREE ice cream for three months*

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For all you ice-cream lovers, get ready to test your taste buds to WIN!

Health Heroes Week! Shout a Cup of Coffee

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Join us and say thank you to our doctors, nurses, public health teams, ambos, pathology workers, and health professionals, as well as support staff who help them do their jobs…

Rotary Club donates proceeds from Race Day to Health Heroes

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We're getting frocked for the races, are you? All to raise money for a good cause!
Paper Crane

Find Mindful Moments Making Origami Paper Cranes

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Register now for your FREE origami paper crane pack!

Jennifer Howard send a Hero-gram

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She shared her thanks, support, and appreciation to our hard-working staff, volunteers, and board members
Caregiver, carer hand holding elder hand woman in hospice care. Philanthropy kindness to disabled concept.Public Service Recognition Week

What is West Moreton Care Connect?

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It gives community members access to local services that are unique to the West Moreton region, on top of national support service information.

Get to know Board Member, Margaret Cook

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Margaret is a strong believer in community and giving back, “I always try to do my bit in our community"
Glass of water with ice and a jug

How much water should I be drinking?

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Fast fact: not drinking enough water leads to dry skin and bad breath #DrinkUp

Meet Therapy Dog, Shade!

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Visiting the patients at the Hospital is the best part of her week!

Ready, steady, cook with Kids Kitchen

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Kids Kitchen is giving hands-on cooking experiences little chefs!
Young lady blowing starting horn for Park2Park

Run Park2Park Virtual Fun Run to support Virtual Healthcare

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Park2Park Virtual Fun Run is the fun run done anywhere, anytime

Top tips for a good night’s sleep

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Some simple habits that you can adopt to help you on the road to getting higher-quality ZZZ's

Keeping your mental health in check

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We've got some tip, tip, tip-a-roos to keep that mind happy and healthy
Kaye Basford standing beside a park

Sit down with Kaye Basford

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See what our Acting Board Chair gets up to on her weekends
young woman with her eyes closed looking like she's meditating

Three misconceptions about meditation

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Truth: Meditation is easier than you think.
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Coffee Catch-ups: No better time to ask, R U OK?

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You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener.
Paul de Jersey, Governor of Queensland

Governor of Queensland gives special thanks to Hero-Gram

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We received a very official Hero-gram from the Governor himself
Kaye Basford standing infront of a green background

Our Acting Chair speaks on her Queen’s Birthday Honour

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Congratulations, Kaye! Thanks for being part of our team.

The history of nursing and medicine at The Ipswich Hospital Museum

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Volunteer, Libby shares a little more history of our Hospital
Close up image of a lemon being squeezed onto a bowl of pasta

Healthy Home Cooking Emerges During Isolation

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Looks like we're getting our 2 & 5
Leanne Kemp and her pet Chicken

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur backs the Virtual Pet Parade

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A Pet Parade, but not as you know it to raise funds for Therapy Dogs in Hospitals
Libby the Volunteer

National Volunteer Week: Spotlight on Libby

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Meet Libby from our Hospital Museum Volunteer Team
Miriam

National Volunteer Week: Spotlight on Miriam

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Meet Miriam from our Hospital Volunteer Team
Sovanna & Co

National Volunteer Week: Spotlight on Sovanna

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Meet Sovanna from our Hospital Volunteer Team
Purdie

Pets can have a paws-itive effect on your health

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Help put more Therapy Dogs into our Hospitals
White Rock

6 Great Walks within 150 kms of Ipswich

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Make the most of this long weekend.
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Overcoming the new parenting challenges of COVID-19

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Parenting is hard enough without COVID-19, but we'll get through it.

6 ideas for Mother’s Day in isolation

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No.1 Join our FREE Cooking Demo
Hearts and hands

Business 101 from COVID-19: We want see brands do ‘more good’

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"More than three quarters (78%) want brands to adapt their business for the greater good" - Havas Meaningful Brands Study, 2020 No-one saw this crisis coming or realised the enormous…

Operation Education connects secondary students with vital tech

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We're connecting our community in more ways.
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Get Fit At Home With Virtual Fit4Life

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Whether you’re continuing on your fitness journey or it’s only just beginning, there’s something for everyone.

Balance your Work & Life

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Put some more YOU time in your day!

Turn those blues to greens with indoor gardening

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If you need something new to focus on, why not give indoor gardening a go?
Rory, Poppy and Louie smile at the camera sitting next to a waterfall

10 year old Poppy says thanks to our health workers

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Little Poppy is saying thanks to everyone, including her Daddy!

Plan to keep COVID-19 at bay

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Stay one step ahead and fill out your COVID-19 plan today
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From pandemic to a new better world

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Finding happiness through, simplicity, health, and positivity.
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6 Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

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Think safe, click safe, be safe!

Thanks Health Heroes

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from Elizabeth, Ollie, Dylan, and Brylie
Herogram

Hand-written Hero-grams

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from Ryan, Nicolas, and Reilly
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Print me if you have a higher risk of COVID-19

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A printable sign you can pop on your front door to help visitors consider if their visit is essential
Donation

Hero Bags & Masks

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from QLD Chinese COVID-19 Response Committee

Self-isolation or liberation?

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Some ‘feel-better’ activities to keep you busy during iso.
Holding a phone with social media apps

Reducing your screen-time online

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We’re socially distant, yet virtually connected on social media more than ever before… but are we overusing it?
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Handmade Happiness – Quality time with your kids

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We've got activities covered: Work together, watch together & own time
Desk exercise with a leg extension

Get fit at your desk and seat

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If you're sitting all day long, it's time to boost your routine with these 7 fun exercises.

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