What are we doing with Children’s Hospital Foundation?

With almost 48,000 people in the QFES community, together we really CAN make a difference.

Together we are raising funds for life support machines called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Pumps. This lightweight equipment helps transport critically ill children from regional QLD to Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Each machine is $132,000 and the hospital needs four … so let’s see how far we can take this!!

You can take up the QFES Regional Challenge from now to the end of October and or sign up to Payroll Giving.  There will be special acknowledgement of the QFES commitment at the Channel Nine Telethon in November.

Happy FUN-raising QFES :)


Xenios ECMO Pump

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), also known as Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS), is used to provide temporary heart and lung support to critically ill children. The ECMO circuit includes a pump (heart) which moves the blood, tubing which carries blood to and from the patient, and an oxygenator (lung), which enriches blood with oxygen while eliminating CO2.

The Xenios ECMO Pump is also significantly smaller and weighs only 5 kg (compared to our existing 25 kg pumps) making it an ideal solution for use with our new ECMO sled used to retrieve patients requiring ECMO from Rural and/or Regional Queensland for transport to Brisbane by ambulance, helicopter or plane, or for transport to Melbourne if they need a heart and/or lung transplant.

The Xenios ECMO Pump will impact the lives of some of Queensland’s most critically ill children – those suffering from heart and/or lung failure – and help to give them the best possible chance for a successful recovery from a life-threatening condition.


Select your region below

South Eastern
North Coast
South Western
Far Northern


What to do

  1. Create a QFES fundraising team.
  2. Fun-raise to your hearts content till 31 October 2019. 
  3. Deposit funds into Children’s Hospital Foundation account using your regional (reference) code. NOTE: The donation can’t be added to your regional tally unless you use the code!!

How to deposit funds once you have collected cash donations

1. Go to your nearest Westpac bank to deposit the money in to the following account;

Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland
ABN 11 607 902 687
Westpac Bank
BSB 034-001
Account Number 134284

2. Your reference code for your deposit:

  • Far Northern: REF 2498723
  • Northern: REF 2498724
  • Central: REF 2498725
  • North Coast: REF 2498726
  • South Western: REF 2498727
  • South Eastern: REF 2498728
  • Brisbane: REF 2498729
  • State: REF 2498730

3. Please ensure you email Partnerships@qfes.qld.gov.au when the deposit has been made, advising the amount, date and reference used. Remember to tell us about your event and send a photo or two if you can.

4. Did we mention you need to use the reference code for your region?

5. If you have any questions about banking your donations, please contact Partnerships@qfes.qld.gov.au

Patient stories

Select a patient below to read their story.

FUN-raising ideas

There are so many opportunities for QFES Peeps to collect donations and you can really have FUN with this! Make sure you take some snaps and send them to Partnerships@qfes.qld.gov.au

To get the ball rolling:

  • Sell some home baking and set up a collection tin.
  • Sausage sizzle here there and everywhere!
  • Shake a tin while you are out and about.
  • Open the station/shed/brigade in your community - sell some home cooking and set up a collection tin.
  • Hold a stall at your local community or school event.
  • Match your footy tips and donate to your region …. OR double them ;0
  • Around the world lunch – celebrate your cultural heritage and bring a plate.
  • A good old raffle or guess the jelly beans always works a treat.
  • ‘Frock it up Friday’ with entry fee – theme it up and judge at morning tea.

‘Frock it up Friday’ Ideas:

- Black and white out - All black, all white or mix it up.
- One colour coordinated - Who can dress completely in one colour? 
- Double denim day - Universal appeal. 
- Funny hat Friday - Everyone has a favourite hat.
- Sock off - Time to get out those craaaaaazy socks.
- Best belt buckle - These opportunities don’t come often so buckle up!
- Corporate Colours Day – dress in one of the QFES corporate colours of yellow, orange, red or navy
- CHF Colours Day – dress in CHF colours of green, pink, sky blue, red or purple

Make your QFES Peeps team

  1. Download QFES Peeps template
  2. Cut out and link arms.
  3. Pin on your board and send a photo to Partnerships@qfes.qld.gov.au

Sign up to Payroll Giving

  1. Download payroll form
  2. Fill out and email to:

Public Service p1despublicservicepayroll@dsiti.qld.gov.au
QFES Operationalp1qfrspayroll@dsiti.qld.gov.au

For further information or assistance please contact:

Kate Eggar
Relationships Officer - Partnerships & Sponsorship
Ph: 3635 1674