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Those who received - Red Bag Appeal

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The best part about the Red Bag Appeal is its ability to touch the lives of real people living in our community.

Feb 5, 2021

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

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Those who gave - Red Bag Appeal

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This year WMQ again held the charity gift wrapping station at Westfield Chermside.

Feb 5, 2021

Tags: Fundraising

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Those who donated - Red Bag Appeal

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Our corporate and community volunteers keep the Red Bag Appeal in motion.

Feb 4, 2021

Tags: Fundraising

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Providing relief at Christmas

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To understand the impact of the Red Bag Appeal is to know that it is not just one story – it is many stories.

Feb 4, 2021

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

Two people with red shopping bag full of groceries

A place to call home - WesleyCare Wynnum

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At 57 years of age, Jackie suffered a stroke during open heart surgery and went from living an independent life at home with her family to living in aged care home. Jackie has since moved into WesleyCare Wynnum, Specialist Disability Accommodation.

Feb 2, 2021

Tags: Disability

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The ripple effect of the Red Bag Appeal

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When the Red Bag Appeal first started six years ago, no one knew the reach and impact it would have on the lives of Queenslanders. This Christmas, over 4000 Queenslanders will receive a hamper full of Christmas groceries.

Dec 22, 2020

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

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Together we can, through volunteering

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Today marks International Volunteer Day, an official date designated by the United Nations to say thank you and to recognise the importance of volunteers in our communities.

Dec 5, 2020

Tags: Volunteering

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Christmas Appeal Giving Day raises more than $180,000

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On Wednesday we held our first ever 24-hour Christmas Appeal Giving Day. Over $180,000 was raised for our Emergency Relief services throughout South East Queensland for those doing it tough during the holiday season.

Nov 27, 2020

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

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Maroochydore's newest specialist disability accommodation

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Wesley Mission QLD (WMQ) recently opened their newest Specialist Disability Accommodation, WesleyCare Maroochydore, on the Sunshine Coast. The community is already at full occupancy, with nine people calling WesleyCare home.

Nov 19, 2020

Tags: Disability

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Wesley Mission Queensland

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Across all our WMQ services and programs, we had the opportunity to reflect, connect and learn about the history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in this year’s NAIDOC Week – Always Was, Always Will Be.

Nov 13, 2020

Tags: Reconciliation

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Festive food bags bring a brighter Christmas

Media release

With almost 700,000 Queenslanders living in poverty and 365,000 living on Jobseeker or youth allowance payments, Wesley Mission Queensland has set out to distribute a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of food relief leading up to Christmas.

Oct 30, 2020

Tags: Fundraising

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Cycle for Mental Health raises more than $49,000

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During Queensland Mental Health Week 267 cyclists took part in Wesley Mission Queensland’s first Cycle for Mental Health. Each participant pledged to ride 220km during the week and could do it from anywhere in Australia.

Oct 28, 2020

Tags: Fundraising, Mental Health

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Choosing the right service for your mental health and wellbeing

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If you or a loved one are seeking guidance to find what service or program works best for you, you’ve come to the right place. This article provides an overview of what services and programs are on offer at WMQ.

Oct 15, 2020

Tags: Mental Health

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Cycling to save lives

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To bring awareness to Queensland Mental Health Week, WMQ and Chapter 10 have joined forces to create a cycle for mental health. From 11 to 18 October, 226 cyclists from around Australia will be riding 220kms and raising funds to save lives.

Oct 13, 2020

Tags: Fundraising, Mental Health

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Maryborough welcomes headspace mental health service

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Wesley Mission Queensland is proud to partner with leading youth mental health service, headspace to open a new satellite centre in Maryborough.

Oct 8, 2020

Tags: Mental Health

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Families reunited with aged care residents

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Once again, residents and their loved ones can come together to celebrate birthdays, see grandchildren or just catch up for a cup of tea. Anam Cara aged care resident and her daughter were one of those families that enjoyed being together again.

Oct 1, 2020

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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A blanket donation to brighten your day

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We’ve been blown away by the generous donation from Women’s Creative Centre, a craft hub at Greenslopes Mall. They handed over 40 hand-knitted, colourful crocheted blankets to Wesley Mission Queensland Sinnamon Village residents on Tuesday.

Sep 18, 2020

Tags: Residential Aged Care

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Disability Action Week 2020 – A heartfelt reflection

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To celebrate Disability Action Week 2020 and its theme Access-Ability: Making things better for everyone, we spoke with Stellar Arts Visual Program facilitator, Margie. Margie shares with us her heartfelt experience with Matthew.

Sep 15, 2020

Tags: Creative Arts, Disability

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Wesley Industries do disability support differently

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To celebrate the start of Disability Action Week, we are sharing how our supported employment printing and packaging service, Wesley Industries, is breaking the norm by creating a more dynamic workplace.

Sep 11, 2020

Tags: Disability

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Get creative with Stellar Arts

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Stellar Arts is a vibrant and exciting collection of creative workshops designed to support those 17-64 years of age who are living with a disability.

Sep 4, 2020

Tags: Creative Arts

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