The Coles-Hummingbird House Appeal is back and will be running in-store and online across every Coles Queensland store from 31 August to 27 September!
Now in its ninth year, this annual appeal has collectively raised over $3.4 million to support the day to day operation of Hummingbird House, and we couldn’t have done it without our our long-standing association with Coles and the generosity and support of the Queensland community.
How to get involved
Over the next four weeks we invite you to dig deep by purchasing our specially designed tokens and supporting Coles’ in-store fundraising activities. This year’s tokens have been lovingly created by four Hummingbird House families in remembrance of their child who is no longer with us, or in honour of their child who is living with a life-limiting condition. We are honoured to introduce you to these families below, and to share Clara, Jack, Johnny and McKenzie’s beautiful stories, as told by their loving parents.
Please support Hummingbird House’s biggest fundraising appeal, which touches hearts right across the state, and changes the lives of the families we walk alongside. With your help, we can be there for every family that needs us, helping them make every moment precious when time is short.
Meet this year’s families
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.
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.
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.
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.