2024 Beneficiaries

For more than 60 years Guide Dogs has empowered people with vision loss to achieve independence, participation, inclusion and wellbeing. Guide Dogs supports people at all ages and all stages of their journey – from babies and children, through to adults and seniors – to empower them with the freedom to live an independent life. And our support extends to their family members, parents and carers that play such an important part in their lives. With more than 85% of our funding coming from the community, it’s your amazing, unwavering support that makes all this possible.


No one wants to experience life with paralysis.

Yet every day in Australia at least one person has their life changed forever in this devastating way. Day to day tasks and mobility become an extraordinary challenge.

Perry Cross is one such person whose life was unforeseeably and profoundly changed in an instant. His approach to his paralysis has been inspirational. And as Perry’s health journey continues, so does his conviction to lead a united and multi-faceted model for bringing together people with the knowledge, skills and passion required to find a cure for paralysis.

The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation aims to facilitate, collaborate and initiate the connections and research required to find a cure for paralysis.


The Gold Coast Community Fund is an incorporated body that was established in early 2000 by some of the city’s leading business figures.

The Fund seeks to raise money through regular art unions and donations, creating a central pool of money for distribution to charities, community organisations and individuals in emergency need.

The Gold Coast Community Fund offers a more systematic approach to fundraising and the perfect fundraising solution for not-for-profit organisations large and small.

The Gold Coast Community Fund (GCCF) aims to relieve financial hardship which is determined on a case by case assessment of a beneficiary’s or charities genuine financial need.

Relief of financial hardship may include assistance for people who are suffering from the effects of homelessness, sickness or from a disability, where, in each case, there is also financial need.

Sickness comes within this category because sickness is often related to poverty or the inability for an individual to pay for treatment.

Financial assistance is only provided to those who reside within the Statistical Area only of the Gold Coast as determined by Queensland Concordance – SA4 to SA2 (ASGS 2011) as provided by QLD Government Statisticians.

The GCCF offers assistance only if directed and agreed to by its committee and decisions can be made on individual cases as required that may not fit the entire criteria.

Assistance may be offered more than one time but only after a reassessment and approval of its committee.



At Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, we are on a mission to help locals have access to the best in health, no matter their circumstances. We are the official charity for Gold Coast Health, funding lifesaving equipment, transforming hospital facilities into family-friendly spaces, and providing support services for sick patients and families. We relieve medical hardship caused by illness, injury or disability while supporting the incredible patient care provided by Gold Coast Health medical professionals.

With no government funding, the Foundation relies on the generosity of its valued supporters, sponsors, corporate partners, community groups and individuals who raise crucial funds through donations, events, appeals, bequests, regular giving and other fundraising activities.

Together with this wonderful support, the Foundation is committed to raising much-needed funds to benefit the health and well-being of children and adults across the Gold Coast region. The Foundation does not fund anything that government budgets provide, but rather delivers a range of vital support programs that would not otherwise be available to patients and their families at local public hospitals and community health facilities.

We fund and deliver the vital extras to improve patient care and comfort including:

  • Cancer Patient Transport Service
  • Emergency Accommodation Service
  • Purchasing medical equipment and aids
  • Funding hospital-led health research
  • Improving hospital facilities and patient spaces
  • Providing scholarships for Gold Coast Health staff


In 2011 Men of Business was formed to create a brighter future for disengaged young men. In 2019 our amazing community raised $1,000,000 to open the doors of MOB Academy in April 2020. MOB Academy is a beautiful mix of love, support, education and belonging. This Independent Secondary School is specifically designed to empower young men with the life skills, knowledge, confidence and self-awareness to be happy, healthy and successful in life. Backed by our amazing team of psychologists, educators, youth workers, industry professionals and volunteers the Academy bases its philosophy for education on establishing positive and respectful relationships between adults and students. The Academy caters for Year 11 & 12 boys who are looking for a workforce and career focused education in addition to a formalized health and well-being program focusing on the values of family, respect, ownership, gratitude and passion. MOB Academy tailors it’s curriculum to promote continuous engagement, meet individual student learning needs and interests whilst exposing students to the essential literacy, numeracy and life skills required to function in today’s society.

All funds raised will go into building our new MOB Legacy school at 9 Nerang Street, Southport. Building the MOB Legacy is not just about constructing a physical school; it’s about constructing a brighter future for young boys who deserve the best education and support. With a 14-year journey in the education industry and the successful pilot of our school at 5 Nerang Street Southport, we’ve taken a monumental step by acquiring our own land to establish a haven for boys aged 12 to 18. The essence of MOB Legacy lies in the profound impact it will have on generations to come – a testament that will endure beyond our lifetimes, providing unwavering support to families and children, preventing the cycle from perpetuating. As we forge ahead, every fundraising endeavour is dedicated to Building the MOB Legacy, a legacy that seeks to break the mould and shape a new narrative. With a vision spanning Year 7 to 12, we aspire to raise 20 million dollars by the close of 2026, propelling us towards the opening of the school in 2027.  Freed from external influences, we are empowered to redefine education and pioneer new ways of teaching and nurturing young men in today’s dynamic world. Drawing from five years of experience working with Year 11 and 12 students, we’ve recognized a critical juncture where boys often lose their path – the transition into high school. We’re committed to intervening at this crucial moment, before they succumb to the pressures of the system.

This is more than a project; it’s a promise to create a legacy of learning, growth, and empowerment for young boys, setting them on a trajectory of lifelong success.

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