Help Hummingbird House through Coles supermarket campaign

RAISING MONEY: Team members from Coles Jimboomba, Lou Maag, Helen Saunders and Kathy Lee appeal for customers to support Hummingbird House. Photo: Supplied
RAISING MONEY: Team members from Coles Jimboomba, Lou Maag, Helen Saunders and Kathy Lee appeal for customers to support Hummingbird House. Photo: Supplied

CHILDREN’S hospice Hummingbird House will benefit from a fundraising campaign supported by Coles at Jimboomba.

Supermarket staff will sell $2 donation cards at the checkout until October 24.

Hummingbird House opened in October to provide a home-like environment for children affected by life-limiting conditions, with families able to access it at no cost.

Hummingbird House general manager Fiona Hawthorne said the support meant the hospice could continue to provide short-break stays, family support services and creative therapies, and care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

“Since opening our doors we have been able to support 64 families who have accessed Hummingbird House and our services 222 times,” Dr Hawthorne said.

“Being able to spread our message, raise much-needed funds and watch our dream become a reality is truly amazing, and I want to thank each and every person involved.”

Melissa McKinnon said she and her four-year-old daughter Madelyn had stayed at the hospice.

“Coming to Hummingbird House is like a home away from home where we are able to reconnect as a family without Madelyn’s conditions being the main focus,” she said.

“We can be a family without feeling like we are constantly in a hospital setting.”

State general manager for Coles Queensland Jerry Farrell said the chain was pleased to support Hummingbird House again this year.

“We would like to thank our Queensland customers for their generosity,” he said.