Redkite supporting children and young people facing cancer, and their families
Every six hours a family in Australia is told their child has cancer. Redkite provides emotional, practical and financial support to these families. Redkite walks beside them from diagnosis, throughout treatment, and beyond. We receive no government funding and rely on our generous donors to achieve our vision.
Support families facing cancer now at www.redkite.org.au/donate-now.
Redkite is Australia’s largest non-government funder of social workers in children’s hospitals. Our social workers offer counselling and help families navigate the complex medical world.
“Our Redkite Social Worker was one of the first people to stick her head up and ask, ‘are you okay? Do you need anything?’ She was a lifesaver, as much as the doctors and nurses.” – Michelle, Amy’s mum.
Music therapy is critical in alleviating pain management and giving children and young people a sense of control.
“The Redkite Music Therapists were outstanding in supporting our scared little girl face life-threatening treatment. Music therapy helped get her through gruelling chemo and radiotherapy treatment.” – Nick, Emily’s dad.
The hidden cost of cancer treatment, and its disruption to daily life can be astronomical. Redkite relieves these financial pressures by covering household and grocery bills.
“Redkite helped pay some big bills, and took the pressure off when I needed it most. They’ve been such a blessing.” Kylie, Chris’s mum.
Cancer treatment can last for months or years. Redkite walks alongside families every step of the way. Please support families facing cancer at www.redkite.org.au/donate-now.