We work with a large number of partners from a wide range of industries and our long-term partnerships are testament to the quality of the services we provide and the importance of the work we do.
We’re grateful for the support of the following organisations:
Australia Wide First Aid
Coming on board as our partner and preferred supplier of first aid training in 2014, Australia Wide First Aid went one step further to make sure the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland was first aid ready. At no cost, first aid kits have been provided for all of our vehicles, including our patient transportation and Support Services team.
Australia Wide First Aid also supplied larger kits for each of our regional offices and first aid representatives at Light the Night walks across the state.
Bridgestone Tyre Centres
Clem Jones Group
Dr Jones became a major supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation in 1998 when he offered his first house to us to accommodate rural and regional patients and their families who needed to move to Brisbane for treatment.
Over the years, Dr Jones provided several properties for use by the Leukaemia Foundation in Camp Hill, for patients and families who had to relocate to the city to undergo treatment. Dr Jones also donated $2 million to help build the Clem Jones-Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village.
Sadly, Dr Jones passed away in December 2007, however his legacy within the Leukaemia Foundation lives on and will benefit leukaemia patients for many years to come.
The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has acknowledged CVIAQ’s generous fundraising support by giving naming rights to one of the Foundation’s Patient Transport Vehicles and the Auditorium at The Clem Jones – Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village.
In 1982 several members of ESA International Redcliffe branch attended a Leukaemia Foundation meeting and learned about the desperate need for a bone marrow transplant unit in Brisbane.
Eager to help, the first ESA Princess Quest was held in 1983, with 22 potential princesses taking part from south east Queensland. Their fundraising efforts resulted in an outstanding $17,568, far beyond their target of $5,000.
For 10 years the Princess Quest was magnificently managed by ESA, and continued to grow, raising much needed funds, as well as raising the profile of the Leukaemia Foundation and the work that it does in supporting patients living with all types of blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Brisbane’s bone marrow transplant unit became a reality, with the help of ESA International, in 1987.
The Princess Quest, which later became known as the Leukaemia Foundation Quest, has raised millions of dollars which have been invested into patient care and the funding of vital medical research. ESA International’s commitment to the Foundation spanned more than 20 years.
To honour the tireless fundraising efforts and enduring dedication to the care of patients and their families by the ESA International ladies, ESA Village was named and opened on 21 December 1994.
Followmont Transport provides solutions, tailor-made for our customers. Utilising its unique network and infrastructure to deliver freight as efficiently as possible, saving Clients time and money – a business principle that has proved its worth ever since the company was founded.
Holden’s relationship with the Leukaemia Foundation began in 2001 when its staff participated in World’s Greatest Shave. The partnership progressed in 2002 when Holden began sponsoring a fleet of eight patient transport vehicles. Today Holden provide sponsorship for 12 vehicles that provide patients with safe and secure transport to and from their hospital treatment. Last year in Queensland alone, the Leukaemia Foundation’s patient support vehicles assisted 5109 patients and travelled a total of 160,939 kilometres.
Holden holds a special place in Australia’s history as the manufacturer of the first all-Australian car. Holden supports the Leukaemia Foundation in various ways including providing celebrity drivers to help promote the Foundation’s events and through one-off special events.
Icon Cancer Care
As a leading provider of cancer and haematological care, Icon aligns their community, fundraising and charitable activities with their mission of providing exceptional, personalised care for cancer patients and their families. They have been a long standing supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland for many years, helping to connect patients and their families to the many services we provide as well as championing our Light the Night campaign as an organisational charity of choice and strongly encouraging staff support.
In April 2015 Icon Cancer Care took a further step to support the work of the Leukaemia Foundation by sponsoring the very first Cooking for Chemo session in Queensland. With their support, we aim to give patients and carers new ideas for creating easy, tasty, and nutritious meals that fit in with their new lifestyle during and after treatment.
IGA’s fundraising events have included the very popular IGA Car Rallies in Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Mackay and Sunshine Coast; the IGA Community Chest; Cairns and Gold Coast IGA Race Day; IGA Captain’s Collection; The Amazing Chase; in-store grocery raffles and World’s Greatest Shave.
The contributions made by IGA over the years are of great value to not only the Leukaemia Foundation, but to the patients and families we assist.
Media Group is a state of the art recording facility that produces high end audio productions for all types of media applications and has generously provided the Leukaemia Foundation with voice overs and audio production for our events and campaigns including World’s Greatest Shave, Light the Night and U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year since 2012.
With state of the art recording studios based on the Gold Coast, Media Group use the latest technologies in sound audio production and equipment to create audio of the highest quality.
To help alleviate an acute shortage of accommodation for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients being treated in North Queensland, the Queensland Freemasons formed a partnership with the Leukaemia Foundation in 2000 when they successfully raised an outstanding $1.5 million. $1.2 million of this amount was used to help construct the Foundation’s patient accommodation centre in Townsville, Queensland Freemasons Village, which was completed in 2002.
In a show of continuing support to the Foundation, Freemasons Queensland allocated the extra $300,000 raised from the Townsville campaign towards the newly planned Clem Jones-Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village and in 2004 agreed to continue their partnership by committing to raise a further $700,000 (contributing a total of $1 million to this new project).
The Clem Jones – Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village was officially opened in October 2007. The Queensland Freemasons have the naming rights to the main administration and patient support building, a two-bedroom accommodation unit and a 10-seater bus to help patients get to and from Clem Jones – Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village to treatment centres in Brisbane.
Members of the 300 individual Freemason lodges around Queensland participated in fundraising activities to help raise the funds for this facility and raised an astonishing $1,048,000 towards this latter campaign.
The sponsored vehicle is named in honour of Corey Busteed who was only nine years old when he lost his battle with leukaemia in February 1996. However, he left a lasting legacy when he instigated a fundraising campaign which resulted in the first Leukaemia Foundation vehicle being purchased to transport patients and their families to and from treatment.
Sabre Corporate Development
As part of our 2014 conference, the Sabre team generously ran a full day team building for over 60 members of our team on a pro-bono basis. In addition Sabre have committed to donating 15% of the sales from any programme booked via the Leukaemia Foundation or where a company elects to support us as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
For more information visit Sabre’s websites and see what they do – and of course remember to let them know where you heard about them.
When the Leukaemia Foundation motioned the idea to build a third patient accommodation village in Brisbane, Sunland was the first to commit its time, resources and finances to help build the village.
In conjunction with the Buchan Group, Sunland designed the Clem Jones-Sunland Leukaemia Foundation Village to ensure it reflected the necessary attributes for a patient/carer village. In October 2007, the CJS Village was opened and is now the Foundation’s flagship accommodation centre for patients and families.
Managing Director for the Sunland Group, Soheil Abedian says he is proud to have been able to assist the Leukaemia Foundation.
“Leukaemia has affected me many times during my life. In the journey of life that we all go through, we should all think about what we can do to make that journey a little bit easier for others who are not so fortunate. If I am remembered for being a part of something that has made the lives of many people who are genuinely suffering a little bit easier, then for that I am thankful and proud,” he said.
The financial support generously donated from Sunland is in the region of $2.7 million which is a significant contribution to the Foundation.
The Zealifi team wholeheartedly jumped on board the U.G.L.Y Bartender campaign in 2015 with the true desire and commitment to help the Leukaemia Foundation spread the word among their Club, Hotel and Resort clients and friends through their popular training programs. Zealifi trainers are passionate, devoted and driven and a logical choice to introduce the U.G.L.Y campaign to hospitality venues and encourage them to jump on board.
A family at heart, Zealifi have successfully convinced many venues throughout Queensland to become part of the campaign and are committed to introducing other methods of fundraising to uphold the valuable work the Leukaemia Foundation do to help families.