New store in state's top five

Published 6:00am 4 April 2023

New store in state's top five
Words by Nick Crockford

Coles new Caboolture North Big Fish supermarket is one of the top five fundraising stores in Queensland.

Caboolture shoppers have, so far, helped raise more than $4000 for Coles’ annual Curing Homesickness appeal

This will go towards buying virtual reality goggles for Caboolture Hospital’s Paediatrics Ward.

Across the state, $169,000 has been raised for The Common Good to also buy specialised infant warmer and incubator beds for the children’s ward at The Prince Charles Hospital and the Children’s Emergency Departments.

Steve Francia, Chief Executive Officer of The Common Good, said the money would make lifesaving changes to sick children around the state.

New store in state's top five
Isabella Zaini, Bec Hull, Emma Thomson, Anthony Hauser, Hannah Freind and Mick Dwane

“We are overwhelmed by the generous support from the community to help kids get home from hospital sooner,” he said.

“These funds will enable us to purchase equipment that is not only critical to meet the demands of our growing hospitals but will also have huge impacts on the lives and livelihoods of some of our littlest patients."

Curing Homesickness General Manager Nicky Bowie said everyone connected to the appeal is “incredibly grateful and thankful” for the support.

“We’re particularly proud of how our team members have fully embraced the cause by visiting hospitals, donating toys, baking their own cakes for cake stalls and initiating conversations with customers on the important work of Curing Homesickness and their hospital partners,” she said.

Coles will continue to donate 50c from the sale of every Mum’s Sause pasta and pizza sauce sold in our supermarkets to Curing Homesickness and its partners.

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