Gold Coast Brewers Lunch

The Foundation was honoured to be the beneficiary of the December Gold Coast Brewers Lunch on Friday 2nd December at The Penthouse at the Island, Surfers Paradise. Over 120 local Gold Coaster’s came together for this regular networking event hosted by Julian Barclay. Almost $19,000 was raised to support a cure for paralysis through the […]


Curing Paralysis one SIP at a time

THANK YOU to every single person who sipped, donated, shared and supported SIP Week! Together we have raised a whopping $144,000 and counting!!! Congratulations to our highest individual fundraiser and highest fundraising team – Ryan Boyd and Ryan’s SIP Team! Incredible effort. Ryan and his team raised over $25,000!  A special thank you to our […]


Meet the Rehabilitation Team – Georgia Hendy

My name is Georgia and I am an accredited exercise physiologist at Making Strides where I assist those with a neurological condition with their physical rehabilitation.  In my spare time I love being out in the sun with my gorgeous border collie dog, partner, family and friends. If I’m not at work or with family and […]


A Night To Remember!

On Thursday November 3rd, our generous supporters came together at HOTA on the Gold Coast for the ‘Everything Is Possible’ end of year thank you celebration. It was a wonderful night shared with donors, volunteers, suppliers, partners, ambassadors, stakeholders and officiated by our talented Volunteer Speaking Ambassador, Nick Dempsey. We gathered because of a shared […]


Gary Ross – Squat Deadlift Challenge

A massive thank you to Gary Ross, former Rugby League player for South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs and owner of Rossco’s Complete Health & Fitness Studio for recently completing a Squat & Deadlift Superset Challenge and raising funds for the Foundation.  Gary Ross smashed out 508 reps of squats and deadlifts, a total of 34,000kgs in 39mins, […]


Meet the Rehabilitation Team – Georgia Carter

My name is Georgia Carter, I am Exercise Physiologist at Making Strides. In my spare time I train for Olympic weightlifting and I love to spend time at the beach. I am an Exercise Physiologist at Making Strides. The thing I love the most about my work is that every day is slightly different, there […]


August Research Update

It has been a busy start to the year for the Spinal Injury Project Team! Cleaning Up the Injury Site Project This project, funded by the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, led by Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg is analysing how cells isolated from the nose – known as olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) – can clean up the […]


Gold Coast Local Charities Luncheon

On Thursday 18th August we were very grateful to be the beneficiary of the Gold Coast Local Charities Luncheon at Edgewater Restaurant.  The lunch was organised by Pam Sturgess and the organising committee of this monthly luncheon and what a wonderful lunch it was!  The Foundation in partnership with My Jewellery Shop held a key […]


Nick Dempsey kicks off the Volunteer Ambassador Program 

Recently we were thrilled to officially launch our Volunteer Ambassador Speaking program! Nick Dempsey shared his story with the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) which is a significant international Rotary youth program.  Nick inspired this impressive group of young people by talking about how life can derail your plans, but there is always a Plan […]


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