KSN in Mackay continues to Grow

KSN in Mackay continues to Grow

The Mackay community joined with the Kidney Support Network on 16th December, to celebrate the opening of the new Branch office and Community Op Shop in Shakespeare Street. Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson commenced proceedings with the KSN State President Trevor Waldron, cutting the ribbon to the new brighter and larger Op Shop and Regional office.   State Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert then launched the new Patient Transport vehicle, which will enable KSN to transport even more Kidney patients to dialysis and essential appointments extending from as far as Sarina and Mirani and locally within Mackay, direct to the Mackay Base Hospital and Renal Unit.     The celebrations were finalised with the cutting of the KSN commemorative cake by Tim Mulherin, Mackay Health Services Chairman and former Member for Mackay.   The Kidney Support Network in Mackay started humbly several years ago with a second hand car and fundraising at local markets but always with an amazing team of Volunteers. The Branch and Shop has recently...
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KSN Sunshine Coast Branch is Open

KSN Sunshine Coast Branch is Open

Saturday 10 December 2016 saw the long-awaited re-opening of the Kidney Support Network (KSN) Sunshine Coast Regional Branch, to support local kidney Patients and Volunteers. Since loss of Queensland Chronic Disease support funding in 2013, assistance for Kidney Patients on the Sunshine Coast had been sadly scaled down, with our two Opportunity Shops flying the flag for KSN and raising crucial community funds; and to maintain a KSN presence on the Coast. The KSN Management Committee has recently invested in a new Op Shop at Currimundi which also hosts our Regional Office, located at 1 Gannawarra Street Currimundi. The new office will enable KSN to once again deliver our personalised support for people impacted by Kidney Disease on the Sunshine Coast.  We also unveiled our brand new Patient Transport vehicle, secured through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund this year and supplied by Caloundra City Autos. Our  dynamic Branch Coordinator Kathy Rayner, was also introduced. A happy crowd joined in the activities on Saturday, including...
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Managing Your Health during Hot Weather

Managing Your Health during Hot Weather

The Kidney Support Network is concerned for our Volunteers, Members and kidney Patients generally, during the current heatwave and during the Summer months. Please look through the accompanying information to help you manage during extreme heat conditions. We know that many kidney Patients must restrict fluid intake, so it is extremely important to be aware of ways to keep hydrated and to reduce the impacts of hot weather for yourself and your loved ones. Information on managing during hot weather: managing-in-extreme-hot-weather https://www.health.qld.gov.au/disaster/heat/heat-wave.asp  ...
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Official Opening of KSN Sunshine Coast

Official Opening of KSN Sunshine Coast

10 December 2016 will mark the re-emergence of the Kidney Support Network on the Sunshine Coast. KSN has established a Branch Office for local kidney Patients and Volunteers and will soon take possession of a Kidney Patient Transport Vehicle through the generosity of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and with the support of Caloundra City Autos. So come along to the official Opening of the new Regional Branch office and the new KSN Currimundi Community Op Shop at 1 Gannawarra Street Currimundi (on the way to Currimundi Lake). Enjoy the festivities, Lucky Door Prizes, Op Shop specials, BBQ, free Face painting and Ice Blocks for kids and  activities for young and old.   Community Invitation: sunshine-coast-branch-community-invitation A huge thank you to all the local community members who are already supporting our Op Shops and making donations of quality saleable (pre-loved) items.   Don't forget to visit our other amazing Op Shop at 44 Aerodrome Road Maroochydore. Our sales through the KSN Community Op Shops raise crucial funds to help...
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KSN Thermomix Raffle – WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

KSN Thermomix Raffle – WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

Congratulations to Scott Steele of Brisbane, our winner of the Thermomix Raffle. The lucky ticket was drawn today at 2.00pm at the Redcliffe Dialysis Unit Thank you to everyone who supported our Fundraising Raffle to help us support people impacted by Kidney Disease Raffle Draw at the Redcliffe Dialysis Unit - 9 December 2016 WIN your very own THERMOMIX for only $20! .…and help assist 1000’s of Kidney patients at the same time......in the KSN raffle BUT be Quick....only 200 tickets will be sold in this raffle. Drawn 9th December 2016 Thermomix .............Valued at $2,089 Free delivery to the Winner's address PLUS a Free Thermomix Presentation is available, to help you get started  WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? Besides having a 1 in 200 chance of owning your very own Thermomix you’ll be contributing to raise funds that will provide transport and support for kidney patients undergoing frequent dialysis treatment. Kidney patients are often unwell and cannot make their own way to Dialysis treatment - 3...
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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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