Aussie Skip Bags Partners with Cootharinga

27 November 2013

Townsville business, Aussie Skip Bags has generously donated garden waste bags including free collection of the bags when full, to all of Cootharinga’s supported accommodation houses, The Activity & Respite Centre and to individuals we support in their own homes.

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Cootharinga’s Housing Project builds a better world!

27 May 2013

The project has been called “My Smarter, Greener, Accessible home”.

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Queensland Country Credit Union donates $5K towards Cootharinga’s vibrant Community Garden!

17 May 2013

Our octoganol garden at the Activity and Respite Centre is shaping up well.  The centrepiece will boast a stunning pergola and fanning out from the pergola will be winding accessible pathways and a range of garden beds which will differ in height.

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Cootharinga approved as “Host Provider” for “Your Life Your Choice”

03 December 2012

As a host provider, Cootharinga will play an integral role in assisting people with disbility and their families, who wish to self-direct their funds, to take greater control over the supports and services they receive.

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CBA generously donates the boat back!

26 November 2012

As winner of the Bonanza Tipping Competition at our Charity Race Day this year,  CBA won the major prize of a Quintrex boat package, which they have very generously donated back to help us raise further funds for children and adults with disabilities.  This we will be doing by organising a combined charities raffle.

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CBA awarded National Prize for Highest Fundraiser!

26 November 2012

Cootharinga and Ability First Australia have awarded the CBA the national prize for the higest fundraiser with their Walk With Me Event!  Held in September, the CBA supported Cootharinga’s sponsored walk event by raising over $17K.

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Better Start Initiative – Cootharinga Improving Access to Early Intervention Services

31 August 2011

The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services.

Parents and carers of eligible children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Deafblindness, Fragile X syndrome, hearing impairment or vision impairment can purchase therapy services for their child from Cootharinga North Queensland funded by the Commonwealth Governments Better Start for Children with Disability initiative

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11 April 2011

More than 200 people Cootharinga support, volunteers and past employees attended the Cootharinga North Queensland’s 60th anniversary celebration at Jupiters on Saturday!

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