To become a member of our Kidney Support Network (KSN) is to add your support to a growing number of people who wish to see an improved community for people affected by Kidney Disease.
Membership contributions go towards funding patient support activities as well as building resources to assist patients and their families.
Membership is open to individuals, groups and organisations who are concerned with or affected by issues relating to kidney disease and kidney transplants.
Membership for the Kidney Support Network is $20.00 Annually.
Becoming a member gives you the following entitlements:
There are three easy alternatives to becoming a Member:
|1. Apply Online
The simplest way to apply for membership is through our form below. You do not need a PayPal account, secure one-off credit card payments can be made using PayPal.
|2. Download and Print Form
Download and print the KSN Membership Form and post to:
|3. Apply via Phone
Alternately, please call 1800 358 796 and your application for membership will be processed immediately
Please fill in the form below, making sure your email address and contact number are accurate. Annual membership is $20 and is paid online through this form. Payment is made via Paypal, where you can transfer funds electronically if you have an account, or you have the option to pay via credit card on the Paypal site.
All information submitted is kept secure and confidential.
It’s important that you choose a volunteer role that’s a good fit for you. Here are a few questions to consider:
Kidney Support Network (KSN) has an ongoing need for volunteers from all walks of life who have a broad range of skills and experience, and, who care about people and having a positive impact on the lives of those affected by Kidney Disease. We are proud of our volunteers who are compassionate, determined, resilient and committed to promoting kidney health in the wider community.
We have an endless number of small volunteering opportunities which is what our organisation is all about. It is a great way to support kidney patients, meet people, learn more about Kidney Disease and add to your life skills.
With one in three people being at risk of or suffering from Kidney Disease, KSNs’ services are in demand and there are a variety of volunteer positions available throughout Queensland.
We welcome enquiries and are confident that being a part of Kidney Support Network will greatly enhance your experience in life by being involved in your community and creating and sustaining new friendships in a caring and supportive environment.
Thank you for choosing to support Kidney Support Network!
You can safely donate on line now through your credit card, donating is safe with PayPal. All donations are tax deductible.
To donate to Kidney Support Network is to add your support to a growing number of people who wish to see an improved community for people affected by Kidney Disease.
Kidney Support Network (KSN) relies on donations to fund important items such as:
|1. Download and Print Donation Form
Alternately we have a printable, offline donation form available. Download and print the KSN website donation form and post to:
Kidney Support Network
|2. Donate via Phone
Contact Kidney Support Network directly. Call 1800 358 797 and your donation will be processed immediately.
The Kidney Support Network (KSN) has been passionate about assisting people who have been impacted by Kidney Disease for over 35 years in Queensland. We aim to improve the health and well-being of those suffering from the disease, by providing support, education, Patient transport, Patient accommodation referrals and more.
Many people, particularly those who have been supported by the Kidney Support Network, or who have supported our organisation, choose to leave a Bequest. Your Will gives you the opportunity to leave a very special gift to an organisation that you admire or which has played an important part in your life or in the life of someone you love.
Every gift, small or large, makes an incredible difference to the future work of KSN and the future of others suffering from Kidney Disease. It means our support to kidney Patients can carry on for years to come.
When you leave a Bequest to KSN, you guarantee that your generosity and values will continue to live on well beyond your own lifetime.
It is our mission to provide quality support to people impacted by Kidney Disease.
Unfortunately, the number of people suffering from Kidney Disease is increasing. Now more than ever we need your help to meet the needs of our community and increase our services on a local and Regional level in Queensland.
A valid Will is a legally enforceable document which specifies the people and/or organisations to benefit from your Estate after your life ends.
Many people spend time making plans and thinking about the future, but overlook one of the most important responsibilities – making a Will. About one third of Australians die without leaving a Will. If you die without a Will, your assets may be distributed other than how you would have wished, under rules laid down by Australian law.
Most people know they need a Will – but simply ‘haven’t got around to it yet’!
It’s not something that anyone likes to think about, but deciding what happens to your Estate is crucially important for ensuring that your loved ones – and the causes you believe in – are supported as you would intend.
Your first priority when preparing your Will is to provide for the needs and future security of your loved ones.
A Bequest is a specific gift, nominated in your Will, to one or more non-profit organisations or Charities such as the Kidney Support Network.
If you do not already have a Will you should consult independent legal advice, such as a Solicitor or the Public Trustee to help you write your Will.
If you already have a Will and have decided to leave a Gift to the Kidney Support Network, talk to your family and your Solicitor or the Public Trustee to add this Bequest to your Will.
A Gift to KSN (small or large) could be in several forms including a sum of money; portion of your Estate; ; or other assets or investment – your personal decision.
You can specify exactly how you would like your Bequest to be used, ie. for our Indigenous Programs; Patient Support or perhaps Kidney Patient transport – again, your decision. If you haven’t specified how you want your Bequest utilised, the Kidney Support Network will ensure the Bequest is used to help kidney Patients in Queensland.
It’s a common myth that only the rich, famous and eccentric leave money to charity in their Wills. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Thousands of Australians make a Bequest to a cause they believe in or support. Every gift KSN receives, however large or small is important, so that we can continue to help people of all ages, including children, who are impacted by Kidney Disease.
If you’d like to know more about making a bequest to KSN or are ready to take this decision – we thank you!
Thank you from the Kidney Support Network Management Committee, Members, Volunteers and Staff.
Whether you have heard much about Kidney Disease or not, KIDNEY DISEASE is set to impact our generation and generations to come in a massive way. According to research, it is predicted that in the near future we will be facing an epidemic of people suffering from Kidney Disease. This is a very scary and true fact. Find out more about Kidney Disease here.
Here at the Kidney Support Network we are already seeing an increase in people with Chronic Kidney Disease and the need for more transplants. Our patient membership base is growing rapidly and we are seeing greater demands on our services. We need to be able to maintain and expand our support to people who need us the most.
But the Kidney Support Network cannot achieve its mission without help. To continue this valuable work, we look to private organisations and the wider community for support.
Connecting with a Charity is a simple way to enhance a business, building its reputation and profile within the community. As a Corporate Sponsor with the Kidney Support Network, not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing your business is making a difference to individuals suffering from Kidney Disease and their families, you will receive tangible benefits and much needed exposure in today’s competitive marketplace. It’s comforting to know that your company will be seen as one of the good guys, helping local causes that make a real difference to people’s lives. Here is how you can benefit from partnering with us:
Also KSN is a not-for-profit organisation, which means that all sponsorship support is tax deductable.
It is so easy to get started!
There are so many ways you and your organisation can help us to support kidney patients throughout Queensland. For example with:
Just let us know in what way your company would like to sponsor the Kidney Support Network and make a huge difference to a Kidney Patient’s life. Please contact our Head Office on 1800 358 797.
Our Op Shops raise essential funds so KSN can continue to provide support services for kidney patients, their families and carers. Unfortunately we do not receive any Government funding to help us help kidney patients.
A simple way to help KSN is to shop at any of our Op Shops! Like our Facebook page to keep up to date with Op Shop news and specials.
We sell pre-loved quality items donated by the community and have everyday Sales.
If you are doing a spring-clean, please take your good, clean, saleable items to your nearest KSN Op Shop. We happily accept used books, clothing, accessories, crockery, cutlery and other kitchen-ware, brick-a-brack, pictures, CDs, DVDs, children’s games and toys. However, due to safety reasons, we are unable to accept electrical items. Also, our available space is limited and therefore we are only able to accept small furniture items currently.
New volunteers are always needed and are warmly welcomed. If you have some spare time, why don’t you call into one of our Op shops and have a chat with us about KSN volunteering opportunities.
We currently have two Op Shops operating on the Sunshine Coast.
Currimundi Op Shop:
1 Gannawarra Street
Phone: 07 5314 2013
0410 755 476
9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday
Maroochydore Op Shop:
Shop 2/44 Aerodrome Rd
9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday
Keperra Op Shop:
1/8 Dallas Parade
Phone: (07) 3855 9781
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday Every second Saturday
Mackay Branch & Op Shop:
1/235 Shakespeare Street cnr Romeo Street
0428 791 747
Op Shop: 0477 169 148
0423 964 397
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sarina Op Shop
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
24 Central Street Sarina
0428 877 028
This service involves displaying a range of diverse and interesting local art in renal units across Queensland that help promote an atmosphere of enjoyment and connection. The service was initially established to enhance a patient’s experience during dialysis. However, it not only benefits the patient’s lifestyle, but also helps support local artists by providing employment opportunities through increasing exposure of their work. Many of these artists are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island origin.
The art loan concept was originally launched and trialled in 2011 in Brisbane. Proving a big hit with patients and hospital staff, the art displays can now be experienced throughout a wide number of renal units including Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, North Lakes Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital.
The Art Loan Program is not exclusively limited to renal units. The service is also available for other support areas such as community health centres, hospital foyers, medical wards and career support centres. Our aim is to keep the displays fresh and inspiring and we do this by having a base collection in Brisbane that has new editions added to it regularly. Those that desire to take part in the loan program can choose up to three paintings at a time to loan. These are then delivered and displayed for a three month period, after which a new painting choice can be made.
If you are interested in this program please contact us on 07 3855 9781 or our free call number 1800 358 797.