Sunshine Coast Branch News

Sunshine Coast Branch News

The re-emergence of the Kidney Support Network (KSN) in Queensland is continuing with the appointment of a Sunshine Coast Branch Coordinator. Katheryn Rayner commenced as Branch Coordinator on 17 October and will have the tasks of increasing the KSN Op Shop businesses at Currimundi and Maroochydore; connecting with community networks and the corporate sector; fundraising; KSN events; and developing business partnerships on the Sunshine Coast. Kathy will work from the new KSN office at 1 Gannawarra Street Currimundi. Kathy brings to our Sunshine Coast Branch a strong commercial and community background as well as boundless energy and retail knowledge to support our business, our Volunteers and our KSN Members. KSN has also received wonderful news of a grant through the Community Gambling Benefit Fund and will soon have a Kidney Patient transport vehicle operating again in the region, after an absence of three years. Kathy will be looking for Volunteer drivers very soon to help us ensure kidney patients attend their life prolonging...
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KSN Bill Heroes

KSN Bill Heroes

KSN BILL HEROES - Let us help you change service Providers and raise funds for KSN. DID YOU KNOW that just by paying the bills you’re already paying, you can help fulfill KSN’s mission to provide quality support services to people impacted by kidney disease throughout Queensland? If you allow Kidney Support Network to be your Bill Hero, you can be a KSN Bill Hero. Introducing the KSN BILL HEROES Programme! IMAGINE THIS... • We help to put you in a better position for your everyday home and business bills, such as electricity, phone and broadband, mobile and monitored security. • We do this through partnerships with the biggest and best providers in Australia – Accessing exclusive deals and plans through Telstra, Optus, NBN co, Vodafone, ADT (Security), Energy Australia and Click Energy. • Every time you pay those bills you will know that up to 10% of what you pay will come to KSN as a donation - Every month or every quarter, for years and...
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Mackay Branch Thanks Sponsors

Mackay Branch Thanks Sponsors

The Kidney Support Network - Mackay Branch, would like to say a very warm thank you to all of our local Sponsors who have helped the Mackay Branch to continue to deliver our services to support Kidney Patients in the Region over the past six years. Our Proud partners are: Rio Tinto - Hail Creek Macrossan & Amiet Solicitors John Donnelly – The Good Guys Kin and Tracy Hornick – Hornicks Removals Pioneer Valley Classic Car Club ESA International Ladies Tammy Meyer - The Northern Beaches Lions Club Calen Masonic Lodge Mackay Officeworks We have many other supporters in the Mackay region who have been an amazing boost for our services. We all also need to thank all of our volunteers for the tireless effort they make every day by coming to KSN and transporting Kidney patients and helping in the Op Shop and Mackay office. KSN Mackay has been built on the true spirit of caring for other fellow community members. Kidney...
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Volunteering with KSN

Volunteering with KSN

We are always looking for people to join our dedicated Team of Volunteers, to help us support kidney patients; to increase awareness of maintaining healthy kidneys and to help with crucial fundraising. We have many volunteering opportunities which is what our organisation is all about. It is a great way to meet people, learn more about Kidney Health and Kidney Disease and add to your life skills. What can a KSN Volunteer do? Support Kidney Patients and their carers through local KSN Support Groups Provide information and support on challenges faced by Kidney Patients, including Patient transport, Hospital Accommodation and KSN support services Offer support within the Hospital and Renal Unit locations, including social visits and morning teas Join our KSN Events and Fundraising Teams Be a member of our Op Shop Support Teams in Keperra (Brisbane); Maroochydore; Currimundi and Mackay Join the Childhood Kidney Support Network Support Team Train to be a member of the Relaxation (Hand and Foot) Massage Support Team...
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Patient Accommodation with Isla House

Patient Accommodation with Isla House

Announcing our new Brisbane Patient accommodation partner - Isla House. KSN and Isla House have partnered to provide patient accommodation in close proximity to the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Greenslopes Private Hospital. Contact KSN and we can guide you to modern and affordable accommodation which links with the Patient Transport Subsidy. Read more about KSN Patient Accommodation....
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Lyndal Clark

Lyndal Clark

It is with the greatest sadness that the Kidney Support Network advises our Members, Volunteers, friends and families of the passing of our angel, Lyndal Clark. Lyndal has led our Childhood Kidney Support Program as Volunteer Coordinator for several years, providing support to many families and children who have faced the challenges of Kidney Disease and the rigours of kidney dialysis and kidney transplant. Those who have been fortunate to meet Lyndal and share the Chronic Kidney journey, will know what an amazing selfless lady we have all lost. Lyndal herself faced many health challenges through her life, including Kidney Disease, and yet gave of herself and her time to so many families in Queensland, across Australia and across the World, whenever support was needed. The Kidney Support Network expresses its deepest sympathy for Lyndal's immediate family members and to her extended CKSN family. We will miss you Lyndal. We have all benefited and grown from knowing you and we are humbled by your grace...
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KSN Committee talks to Government

KSN Committee talks to Government

The Kidney Support Network has embarked on a new Marketing and Communications Campaign, including lobbying the State Government and Opposition, to try to claw back some of the State funding lost in recent years. As part of our recovery process, the past two months has seen Committee Members and the KSN General Manager, present face-to-face Deputations to the State Shadow Health Ministers, Mark McArdle and John Paul Langbroek. Through the recent Community Cabinet session on the Gold Coast, we addressed the Queensland Government Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, the Hon Cameron Dick, and his Senior Government Advisors. Following this, KSN has submitted a detailed funding proposal to Queensland Health in relation to regional needs for kidney patients. If backed by the State Government, this proposal would enable KSN to once again deliver support services across Regional and Metropolitan Queensland for all kidney patients. KSN received very positive receptions on each occasion as we presented information on the KSN organisation, our amazing volunteers, the valuable support services we provide...
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