Planning ahead for 2016

As we pushed through January (and didn’t the month just fly by!), we have found a lot of exciting things to look forward to. We dedicated the month to planning a fantastic year, and while some details are still waiting to be confirmed, the calendar is filling up very quickly.

Toya and Tress have plenty of metropolitan, regional and rural visits and support group meetings planned to keep them busy, and have received a number of requests for education from nursing facilities around Queensland. It’s great that they have the chance to be out amongst the community, helping everyone from families to carers to support services staff!

Keep an eye out for our latest newsletter, which should be coming out in the next few weeks. We’d really love to save some of the costs involved by sending it to as many people as possible by email rather than post, so if you have an email address and would be happy to receive your newsletters by email, please let us know!

I’m delighted to be planning a few things throughout the year to help raise funds to support the organisation. We will definitely be entering another team in the Bridge To Brisbane this year, so make sure you save the date for Sunday August 28th! We hope to fill the street with supporters.

If you’d like to prepare for the Bridge To Brisbane with another sporty event, I’d like to draw your attention to the Jetty To Jetty Fun Run on 17th July. We already have some entrants running for us, so get in touch with us if you’d like to be a part of it.

We are very proud to have some loyal and hard-working supporters out pounding the pavement to raise funds and awareness for our community! Kelly is preparing to run three half-marathons this year, and is currently in training. You can see her efforts and support her through her Everyday Hero page. Chantelle has just started her training, and is planning to walk the Larapinta Trail solo in May! You can read about her plans and show her some support at her Everyday Hero page. Thank you so much to Kelly & Chantelle for their dedication and hard work – their efforts are just one small insight into how amazing our community really is!

One final note: 2016 is a year of note for Huntingtons Queensland, as we acknowledge 40 years of service and support to the Huntington’s community throughout Queensland. We hope to celebrate this with smaller events throughout the year, but if you would like to be involved, or host your own celebration, we encourage you to do so! Whether it’s a sausage sizzle in the backyard, running a marathon, or simply chatting with your family and friends about Huntington’s disease to raise awareness, you will be helping our community.

If you have any questions, or want to know how you can help our community, feel free to send me an email ( or give me a call in the office – I’d love to chat with you!

Have a great month,

Fundraising & Communications