Our Partners

Together, we are working wonders for sick kids

We are incredibly fortunate to work with organisations committed to providing
the best possible treatment, care and support for sick kids and their families.


Woolworths and the Children’s Hospital Foundation have a truly special partnership, spanning more than 30 years. Since 1986, Woolworths team members and their generous customers have raised more than $56 million to work wonders for sick kids and their families.

The 250 Woolworths stores across Queensland and northern New South Wales are passionate about making a difference to patients and their families, through in-store fundraising, state-wide raffles, wall token campaigns, telethon parties, events and payroll giving.

Over the past 12 months, Woolworths’ fundraising efforts has enabled us to fund medical equipment in regional hospitals, including paediatric heart monitors, ultrasound equipment and respiratory therapy devices.

Last year we were delighted to launch the Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research (WCCNR).  The WCCNR represents an extension of our fundraising partnership and a commitment to drive positive social change from innovative research into childhood nutrition.

The amazing partnership with Woolworths makes such a positive impact to many areas of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. When you visit Queensland Children’s Hospital you will be greeted by one of our lovely Woolworths wayfinders volunteers, who will help you navigate your way around the hospital.

Golden Casket

Over many decades and generations Golden Casket has donated millions of dollars to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Golden Casket’s ongoing support has life-changing impacts for sick kids and their families, through funding for critical research programs.

Channel Nine

The Channel Nine Telethon is the biggest event in our calendar each year. Channel Nine’s state-wide appeal harnesses the generous spirit of Queenslanders towards a very special cause – our children. Funds raised have helped the Children’s Hospital Foundation fund millions of dollars towards life-saving medical research, investing in critical medical equipment, and providing comfort, entertainment, family support and care programs.

The Coffee Club

More than 20 years ago, The Coffee Club made a commitment to help find a cure for childhood cancer. To this day, The Coffee Club remains passionate about raising money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation through The Coffee Club Telethon Ball. Through the annual event, The Coffee Club has raised more than $1.8 million towards medical research to find faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for the most devastating childhood cancers.

The University of Queensland

We recognise and are very proud of the long-standing, multi-faceted relationship with the University of Queensland. The Children’s Hospital Foundation has consistently supported the research being carried out by, and in conjunction with the university; and has benefited not only from the findings of that research, but also from the contribution of the students across all facets of health science, who hone their studies and dedicate their time in the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Queensland Government

Our partnership with the Queensland Government makes an invaluable difference to the lives of our patients and their families. With the ongoing support of the Queensland Government, the Queensland Children’s Hospital has become truly a world-class paediatric facility providing the best care for our sickest kids around Queensland.


Sunsuper has proudly supported the Children’s Hospital Foundation since 2015. At our annual Channel Nine Telethon, the wonderful staff at Sunsuper Contact Centre open their doors to hundreds of Children’s Hospital Foundation volunteers taking calls from around the country, and receiving generous donations that will fund research and help very sick children.

Nova 106.9

Nova 106.9 has generously come on board to support our inaugural Bids to Help Sick Kids campaign, in the lead-up to the Channel Nine Telethon. Nova 106.9 will raise the profile of the Children’s Hospital Foundation through its programming, and importantly, raise vital funds to help improve the lives of sick kids and their families.

The Courier-Mail / Sunday Mail

The Children’s Hospital Foundation has been a major beneficiary since the start of The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund. This important and long-standing relationship has helped care for many thousands of Queensland sick children and their families for more than 137 years.

Collins Food Group

Collins Food Group employees contribute generously through workplace giving to fund Project ECHO – an amazing program that ensures all regional kids and teenagers with mental health issues receive the care they deserve to help them build their resilience and lead a healthy and happy life.


AMIEU has been a loyal supporter of the Children’s Hospital Foundation for close to 30 years. Through its workplace giving program, members have contributed more than $2 million towards vital research that is having a direct impact on the lives of children facing serious, and often life-long respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis – the most common life-threatening genetic condition affecting children in Australia.


Imagine the joy of bringing your child into the world. Now imagine the fear of being told your baby is sick and needs to stay in hospital. You wouldn’t leave their bedside; not for one second. This is a reality for many parents at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Through generous fundraising and donations, Steggles has funded our wonderful Steggles Cuddle Carers, who are the specially trained volunteers who give comfort to the tiniest of patients, making a big difference to parents and nursing staff. The value of a cuddle is priceless when it comes to a sick child.

ALH Group

Every Christmas, 123 pubs from across Queensland and northern New South Wales fundraise to help sick kids as part of the ALH Kids Christmas Appeal. Over the past seven years, staff and customers have raised more than $770,000 throughout their venues.

Big W

Big W stores from all over Queensland, northern New South Wales and Northern Territory work together to fundraise for sick kids each year. Big W runs a wall token campaign, and the teams also run a range of individual in-store bake and craft sales as well as participating in workplace giving. The money raised through Big W’s campaigns supports vital respiratory research at the Centre for Children’s Health Research, to help world-class researchers find better treatments and faster diagnoses for sick kids.

Event Hospitality & Entertainment

Event Hospitality & Entertainment – including Event Cinemas, Rydges, QT and Atura Hotels – successfully raises hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years through fundraising for Children’s Hospital Foundation. The wonderful employees and guests enjoy getting involved and raising these much needed funds through our national charity screening, golf day, trivia and local activities.


Every year, a group of dedicated Queensland firefighters and personnel volunteer their time to cycle and fundraise to ensure research can continue for the best treatment and scar prevention for kids with burns injuries. Knowing only too well the devastating impacts burns injuries can have, those involved in the ride are dedicated to assisting in whatever way they can. Since 2007, Bike4Burns has raised more than half a million dollars for research into the most effective treatment for childhood burns and scar management.


DEXUS Property Group owns and manages some of Brisbane’s landmark office buildings, and is a big supporter of children’s hospitals – here in Queensland and around Australia. DEXUS launched its partnership through our Corporate Doorknock Appeal as part of our Channel Nine Telethon.

The Australian Defence Force / Royal Australian Regiment (8/9 RAR)

The Australian Defence Force, and in particular, the servicemen and women of the Royal Australian Regiment (8/9 RAR), are amazing supporters of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. From brightening the days of the children at the Queensland Children’s Hospital at our many hospital events, to pioneering Brisbane street collections at major events like Riverfire and Channel Nine Telethon. Members of the Australian Defence Force contribute not only valuable donations, but also their precious time to support Queensland’s sickest kids.


Uber is proud to be supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation. With hundreds of Uber drivers volunteering to collect funds in their cars, they want to raise as much as they can for a great cause. Their generosity is even extended to volunteering to transport Children’s Hospital Foundation staff and volunteers on fundraising days such as Corporate Doorknock, as part of the Channel Nine Telethon.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services volunteer their time to bring smiles to the faces of the children in the Queensland Children’s Hospital at many of the Children’s Hospital Foundation events. They host fun activities in the hospital and personally visit the patients in the units, all to brighten up their day. The incredible men and women of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services also participate in fundraising events like the gruelling Bike4Burns cycle and Bridge to Brisbane, all in the name of raising money to help sick kids.