Felicity's Wish Foundation was established in October 2008 as a tribute to Felicity Purcell, who sadly passed away at thirty-three after enduring a year long battle with breast cancer. Since Felicity's Wish Foundation inception, it has flourished to become a successful, dynamic and thriving charity.
The wish was to achieve something wonderful in Felicity's name never knowing that what we were creating would become such a passion for us and those who support us.
Felicity's Wish Foundation is committed to providing practical support for Queensland charities and organisations that would otherwise not exist if not for the generosity of all our supporters.
Felicity's Wish cocktail events are an opportunity for all of us to come together, for a fun filled night, raise some much needed funds plus we donate 100% of the proceeds back to our local community. The committee work tirelessly to organise these events and donate their time freely. Felicity's Wish Foundation started from a simple chat at the launch of the Felicity Purcell USQ Nursing Scholarship in October 2008.
A couple of Felicity's friends said we should do a fundraiser in Brisbane, just a small cocktail party next year around Felicity's birthday in February. And so the foundation was created.
We have since had five very successful cocktail parties, raised $350,000 and donated funds to 27 different charities. We often fund some charities multiple times and primarily breast cancer services and research but also directing funds to children's needs and vital equipment.
We have been amazed at the big hearts of our loyal supporters, most services are donated free of charge and all auction items are generously donated. We pride ourselves on carefully analysing each charities request and aim to donate practical items such as equipment or services.
We are proud this year to be able to support charities like:
Hummingbird House - Funds to build the Treehouse accessible to children of all abilities. Hummingbird house will be Queensland’s only children’s hospice. It will be a home away from home for families impacted by a child’s life-limiting condition. Read more..
Mummy’s Wish - Mummy’s Wish provide cleaning services for mums with cancer. Read more..
Texas Hospital - Texas Hospital to purchase 3 x air mattresses & pumps to decreased the pressure points for cancer and palliative care patients. Read more...
Bravehearts - Bravehearts to fund the establishment of a new service in Brisbane called ‘Full Stop’ for abused children. Read more...
St Andrews Breast Cancer Service - to provide information and care packages for ladies with breast cancer. Read more...
Hear and Say - Funds to purchase an otoacoustic emission system for Audiology to identify hearing loss.
Hear and Say is one of the leading paediatric Auditory-Verbal and Implantable Technologies (including cochlear implants) organisations in the world, teaching children who are deaf to hear, listen and speak since 1992. Read more..
PA Foundation – funds to enable research into estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer.
The PA Research Foundation funds world class research into deadly and debilitating disease at the home of the discovery to the world's first cancer vaccine. Read more..
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland – to provide acute home based chest physiotherapy and equipment for children with CF.
At Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) our philosophy is a simple promise - “For the love of life”. . Read more..
Toowoomba Hospital Foundation – a machine for making IV cannulation easier for patients undertaking chemotherapy in the Cancer Centre.
The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organisation that promotes and supports the activities and service of the Toowoomba Hospital, Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home and Baillie Henderson Hospital as part of the Darling Downs Health Service District. Read more..
Kim Walters Choices Program - in support of their Rural Education Program.
Choices is a unique community service offering information, friendship and support for women, men and their families who have been affected by a breast or gynaecological cancer diagnosis. Read more.
Many thanks to everyone involved who continue to make this Foundation the success it is today.
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Do you know of a charity that needs assistance? Let us know if you would like to see them on our next wish list.