where we need your help
How can you help? Just by asking the question, you are making a difference in the lives of people impacted by Huntington’s disease. So thank you!
There are so many ways to get involved! Making a donation, becoming a regular giver, hosting your own fundraising event, leaving a gift in your Will, educating your family and friends about Huntington’s disease… The list is endless! Read up on the many ways you can help the community on the next page, or jump straight onto our Everyday Hero site to make a generous, tax-deductible donation today!
make a donation
By making a donation you are ensuring that Queenslanders will continue to have access to information, support, advice and advocacy through Huntingtons Queensland
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN CHOOSE TO MAKE REGULAR DONATIONS, INSTEAD OF A ONE-OFF LUMP SUM?
This is a great option if you would like to support us without having to remember every few months. Set up regular giving through Everyday Hero, create a direct debit from your account, or speak with one of our team today to find out how you can become a regular donor.
WORRIED THAT YOU CAN’T GIVE “ENOUGH”?
We have great news for you: there is no such thing as a “small” donation to us. Every single dollar makes a difference and helps keep our services available to those who need it most. We are truly grateful for your support.
Perhaps you’re a bit of an extrovert, you like projects, or are just really determined to help! Whatever your reason, we are thrilled you would like to raise funds to help Queensland families living with HD.
THERE ARE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES AND WAYS TO FUNDRAISE THAT IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING TO DECIDE WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO DO.
Many people like to set themselves a personal challenge (like a fun run or another physical challenge), and encourage their family and friends to donate. Others enjoy hosting events (large or small), and have people donate to attend or participate. Some just pass a tin around their office or local social group. There are plenty of options when fundraising – really, your imagination is the limit.
For ideas, or to find out how to fundraise for Huntingtons Queensland, please contact us
call: 07 3435 4304.
DID YOU KNOW… HUNTINGTONS QUEENSLAND HAS BRANDED CLOTHING YOU CAN PURCHASE?
If you’re fundraising for us and want to look the part, or simply want some great new clothes, visit our online merchandise store here: http://huntingtonsqueensland.communitee.com.au/
volunteer with us
There is nothing quite as special or heartfelt as giving your time.
If you would like to volunteer for Huntingtons Queensland, we would love to have you.
From picking up cork donations to volunteering with our Client Services programs, there are always plenty of tasks that we can use some help with.
Give our team a call to find out more on 07 3435 4300.
participate in research
There are always research studies going on in Queensland, Australia and around the world.
Many of these research trials need a range of subjects, including individuals with HD symptoms, those who are gene positive without symptoms, those at risk, and even those who are gene negative. You never know how your contribution might help researchers develop treatments.
Call Theressa for information on the latest clinical trials in your area.
leave a gift in your will
There is no greater legacy than leaving a gift to charity in your Will.
Leaving a gift, or bequest, in your Will for Huntingtons Queensland ensures that Queenslanders impacted with Huntington’s disease can move forwards with hope and support. Your generosity will directly impact hundreds of families for many years to come without costing you a thing!
Leaving a gift in your Will is wonderful option for many reasons. It is easy to set up; it won’t cost you anything more than an alteration to your current Will; it leaves a lasting, generous legacy for you; it teaches your family the joy of lifelong giving; it often gives you an opportunity to donate more than you could through a regular donation; and it provides the recipient charity with significant funds, and the added honour of continuing your philanthropic legacy.
Leaving a gift in your Will isn’t just for billionaires of the world. Everyday Australians from all walks of life leave gifts in their Will to charity on a daily basis. You don’t need to be a billionaire to make a significant and long-lasting difference.
Huntingtons Queensland is honoured to have received a number of bequests from people who believed our work was invaluable to Queenslanders in need. Their gifts have made a world of difference to those most vulnerable in our community. Choosing to leave a gift in your Will is a generous and personal decision. We hope, while deciding how your life’s work is to be distributed, you will consider gifting a small percentage to us so that we can continue our invaluable work through your generosity.
When you include Huntingtons Queensland in your Will, don’t forget to include our ABN (45 130 081 598), speak with your family so they understand and support your philanthropic decision, and let us know so that we can thank and honour you in person.
help spread the word about huntingtons
One of the greatest challenges people living with Huntington’s disease face is the lack of public knowledge about the disease.
Every time you take the opportunity to educate somebody, you are helping increase awareness of the disease. With awareness comes action, and with action comes better outcomes for our whole community.
Chat with your friends, share stories on social media, and participate in awareness events. If your peers don’t want to talk, direct them to the books and films about Huntington’s disease – “Inside the O’Briens” is wildly popular and sensitively written, and is a great starting point for someone to learn about this challenging disease. “Twitch” is an inspiring documentary by Kristen Powers about her journey through the genetic testing process. Keep an eye out for when copies are available. “The Inheritance” is a highly moving documentary by New Zealand woman Bridget Lyon about the impact of Huntington’s disease on generations of a family. You can rent or purchase a copy here.