Coles-Hummingbird House Appeal

The results from the 2022 Coles Hummingbird House Appeal are in, and we’re proud to announce that this year, the passion and dedication of Coles Queensland staff and their communities raised a phenomenal $971,477 !

We are honoured to have a long-standing association with Coles, whose support ensures our specialised paediatric palliative care services continue to be accessible to the 5,700 babies, children and young people living with a life-limiting condition in Queensland.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone that supported this year’s campaign, from all of us at Hummingbird House!

This year’s families

Meet Clara.
Steve, Bridie, Finn and Sylvie’s little fighter.

Clara was just 22 months old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia and underwent months of rigorous treatments and tests. Clara and her family spent her final days at Hummingbird House where they were able to do all the activities she loved, like swimming, playing with her brother and creating art.

Read Clara’s story in her loving parents’ words.

Support families like Clara’s by making a donation to Hummingbird House today.

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Meet Jack.
David, Lil, Sophie, Annabelle, Oliver and Charlotte’s precious angel. 

The van der Giessen family’s world came crashing down when twin Jack was diagnosed with anencephaly in utero. Jack lived for 13 hours before he grew his angel wings and went to Heaven, passing away peacefully in his parents arms. During pregnancy and beyond, Hummingbird House provided the entire family with care, compassion and support when they needed it the most.

Read Jack’s story in his loving parents’ words.

Support families like Jack’s by making a donation to Hummingbird House today.

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Meet Johnny.
Caroline and Matilda’s loveable larrikin.

Johnny was just two years old when he started to lose the ability to walk and was diagnosed with an incredibly rare genetic disease called Vanishing White Matter Leukodystrophy. At the time, only five other people in Australia had this condition.

Read Johnny’s story in his loving mum’s words.

Support families like Johnny’s by making a donation to Hummingbird House today.

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Meet McKenzie.
Sheryl’s loved daughter and Ed Sheeran’s #1 fan. 

McKenzie suffered from a very rare gene mutation, GNA01, that causes a severe movement disorder. Being only the seventh child in the world with this disorder, she shared her journey worldwide, to improve the lives of other children. 

Read McKenzie’s story in her loving mum’s words.

Support families like McKenzie’s by making a donation to Hummingbird House today.

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This year’s tokens

In-store highlights from 2022