About Rally for a Cause

Rally for a Cause is a community charity based in Queensland Australia.  We actively support local Fraser Coast families and individuals affected by life-limiting medical conditions and/or whose lives have been disrupted by detrimental circumstances beyond their control.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

In 2015 a group of Fraser Coast business owners were faced with the unthinkable, one of their friends had a vibrant healthy child suddenly struck down with an aggressive brain tumour. In an instant Cooper's parents had their lives turned upside down. 

Then they heard about Jesse, a young teenager with a passion for dance. No-one suspected this lovely girl would be struck down by bone cancer and her dreams of a future seemed bleak as she started the fight of her life.

It was clear to this group of friends these families needed help and the concept of Rally for Cause was born - To create a charity and raise funds to help support local families while they went through these tough times.

In a region such as the Fraser Coast, a serious medical condition or personal family tragedy can mean; a loss of income, costly travel expenses for treatment, expensive medical related equipment or home renovations and extended stays away from family and loved ones.

 HOW WE HELP

When an unexpected illness or personal tragedy occurs, it can impact families in many different ways. At Rally for a Cause our goal is to work with these families and individuals and try to ease the burden and financial strain where we can.

We engage with the families and individuals who are impacted and ask what it is that would help them get through. The things that matter and make life just a bit easier are not always huge, but in tough times they can really matter!

Through funds raised by the Dunga Derby, our major fundraising event we have been able to provide families with the means to travel to Brisbane for treatment; put food on the table when funds were scarce and contribute towards overdue school fees; to cover pharmacy bills; service the family vehicle; help secure access to medical procedures and rehabilitation equipment.  We have been able to come to the aid of families who have suddenly lost a parent, a breadwinner or a provider. We have helped modify a bathroom and create a sensory garden (both for children with special needs) and we have provided funds to assist with the costs of a funeral.

Help comes in many ways and for our families and for them it's also comforting to know they belong to a community that cares!  

 

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