Seasons greeting to you all
Over the last 6 years, the Queensland community, together with corporate and government support, has helped build Hummingbird House as Queensland's only children's hospice.
Hummingbird House is now officially open, and we have welcomed our first guests and their families.
We provide short break stays, family wellbeing services, creative therapies, and care at the end of life for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
There are over 3,700 children affected by life-limiting conditions in Queensland.
It costs over $3 million each year to operate Hummingbird House as a free service for Queensland families. Queenslanders built Hummingbird House, and we now rely on this same generosity to continue to run this special home away from home.
As we celebrate our first Christmas in Hummingbird House, we hope that 3,700 generous supporters could make a small $37 gift.
This will raise a total of $136,900 and help run this unique service for the 3,700 children affected by life-limiting conditions in Queensland.
In the words of one of our recent guests, here’s what your gift could mean to Queensland families who need Hummingbird House:
“You have no idea how much staying with Hummingbird House meant to me. I wandered outside in my bare feet. I revelled in the sunshine on the tree top walk. I had a chance to be just plain old Mum to my child and not a carer. I didn’t have to do medications and changes and nappies and nebulisers and on and on. I had belly laughs and tears with all the staff - and I loved every one of them. We played music, had a pyjama day and cuddled in front of the TV in the front room. I have never felt so overwhelmed with love and care since taking care of my child.”
- Rory’s mum
Any gift no matter how big or small, will be a tremendous Christmas present to Hummingbird House and the families we support.
Thank you for helping to create a place where kids can be kids, families can reconnect, and precious memories can be created.
With deep appreciation,
The Hummingbird House Team