Major Beneficiaries

Ronald McDonald House Charities, SEQ

Ronald McDonald House SEQ provides accommodation for the families of seriously ill children who live more than 50km from the treating hospital in Brisbane. Ronald McDonald Houses help to preserve the family unit in the midst of physical, emotional and financial stress and also gives parents the chance to draw hope and comfort from other families in similar situations, while being supported by dedicated and friendly staff and volunteers.

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Westpac Foundation

Westpac Foundation has been supporting Australians in need since 1879. By choosing Westpac Foundation as your charity partner, you are ensuring Australians who need it most are given the best possible chance to succeed.  In Queensland for 2016, Westpac Foundation has awarded $164,588 worth of Community Grants to organisations with innovative ideas to create stronger communities and create brighter futures for those at risk. Over the past five years, Westpac Foundation Community Grants have provided more than $707,183 to Queensland not-for-profits who are making a difference locally. Your support of Westpac Foundation via the Sunshine Coast Marathon will go towards funding Community Grants in 2017. We promise that every dollar you raise will be given straight to a Westpac Foundation grant recipient – we don’t spend any of your gift on administration.