Transplant Australia Queensland committee has members from all areas of Queensland, from the far north and as far south as the NSW border. The QLD committee pride themselves on community, and are an inspirational group of people from a variety of ages who come together to celebrate their second chance at life.

TA QLD organises “Sports Development Days” throughout the year to encourage members to experience new activities and to make new friendships. Social events are held at different locations to cater for members who live outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Transplant Australia QLD is proud of the support role we play for those waiting for a transplant. Whether it be in-kind support, drumming up support from the local community, financial support or just the support of a mate – we try to be there. Our members volunteer to help out those in need where they can, a service that Transplant Australia QLD is becoming famous for.

We welcome anyone who has an interest in transplantation, whether as a recipient, supporter, living donor, family member of a deceased donor, or industry professional to get involved in our community – the more the merrier!

Community Awareness Events, Support, Cycle of Giving, Community/School Talks, Hospital Visits

We partner with Donatelife and do school/community talks to promote organ and tissue donation. Here in Queensland we always help each other out and show our support to all, and we regularly visit members who are in hospital.

Each year we support the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation in the Cycle of Giving – Charity Ride.

Upcoming Events

Fit for Life Walks

Walks start at Captain Burke park, Kangaroo Point. 7:45am for an 8am start (please note this time will change to 8:45am for a 9:00am start from April to October included). Sometimes we catch the 7:51 (or 8:51 when applicable) City Hopper ferry (free), depending on the direction of our walk. The route changes each month and is usually 3-4km, at a pace suitable for everyone. All welcome to share a coffee and a chat afterwards.

Look for the blue shirts in the park.

Dates

  • Sunday 26 April 2020 – Cancelled
  • Sunday 26 July 2020 – Cancelled
  • Sunday 30 August 2020
    Please note this August walk will be the ideal time to get to know fellow Queensland competitors participating at the Australian Transplant Games in Launceston in September. See further details below. Even if you can’t make the walk, come along for a coffee afterward to wish our competitors well.
  • Sunday 25 October 2020
    A great opportunity to hear all about the Games.

Tour de Brisbane & The Common Good

Date: 5 April 2020 – Postponed

Previously called the Cycle of Giving.

Ride for transplant research in one of the world’s only cycling events that closes a city!

Visit the Tour-de-Brisbane web site.

Gold Coast Walk and Lunch

Date: Sunday 31 May 2020 –  Postponed

Time: 10:15 for a 10:30 start.

We will leave from the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport. After the walk, lunch (at your own cost) will be held at the Southport RSL, 36 Scarborough Street, Southport. Everyone is welcome to attend one or both events on the day. Ample parking is available at both venues, alternatively, it will put an extra 1km on your walk if you elect to leave your car at one or other venue. Please email [email protected] if you plan on attending the lunch, just so we have some idea of numbers to reserve a table.

Manly Walk

Date: 28 June 2020 – Postponed

Time: 9:15 for a 9:30 start

Venue: Starting point to be advised.

As with our regular Captain Burke Park walks, this walk will be around 3-4 kms long, followed by our usual coffee and chat afterwards. As always, everyone is welcome.

Australian Transplant Games

Date: 27 September – 3 October 2020 – Postponed until April 2021

Click here to visit the Games website.

Australian Transplant Games in Launceston, Tasmania. Queensland were winners on the Gold Coast. Hopefully we can do it again. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged and welcomed.

End of Year Social Function

Date: 29 November 2020

Christmas/End of year Lunch. Further details later in the year.

Everyone is encouraged to attend. It will be a great opportunity to hear about the participants at the Transplant Games and to celebrate the end of the year and Christmas. Please bring any pictures you have of events through the year, particularly the Games. Alternatively, email them to [email protected] so we can put them on the website and/or Facebook page.


Finally

Please note, if you have any suggestions or ideas for events or activities please let us know, either through the Facebook page, Transplant Australia Queensland or email us with ideas at [email protected]. Please spread the word at your clinics and among fellow recipients who may not be aware of what’s available. The more the merrier.

See you all soon.

Local information

Contact

Chair – Richard Hayes, 0409 485 688

Secretary – Anne Hayes

Treasurer/Membership – Helen Rizvi

Social events – Noela Wallace, 0411 272 013

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