One last wish

    The panel during the 2023 gala.

    Queenslanders are glamming up to attend the signature Ambulance Wish Gala Dinner at the Hilton Brisbane in the name of Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) on 25 May, 2024 – all to raise vital funds to support those living with a life-limiting illness and to ensure everyone can live every day with care and dignity until their last.

    Tickets are now on sale for the glamorous black-tie affair, hosted by ABC Breakfast Radio’s Craig Zonca, with hundreds of amazing Queenslanders set to attend the night of nights with fabulous entertainment, gourmet dining and a night of memorable moments.

    Held during National Palliative Care Week, every ticket sold supports the Queensland non-profit peak body and its programs, including its signature program, Ambulance Wish Queensland – giving hope, comfort, and dignity to those experiencing serious illness.

    “Our Ambulance Wish Gala Dinner night of nights is not just about glamour; it’s about making a difference,” PCQ CEO Louise O’Neill said.

    Palliative Care Queensland’s flagship Ambulance Wish program gives hope, comfort, and dignity to those experiencing serious illness the Ambulance Wish Queensland program was founded in 2019 by PCQ and was the first of its kind in Australia.

    The program helps those of any age, living with a life limiting illness, fulfil their last ‘wish’ with their loved ones, through access to the planning, coordination, specialist transport and clinical care they need.

    “Whether it’s a visit home one last time with family and friends, sitting by the ocean, or experiencing their dream of meeting the Brisbane Lions team, our Ambulance Wish Queensland program has helped fulfil over 115 – with many more urgently needed.

    “Every single human deserves to live every day until their last – and this is what Ambulance Wish Queensland and PCQ’s mission is all about.

    “We’re so grateful to our volunteer paramedic ‘wish’ team who we work with to deliver this amazing service – this night is also about celebrating them – and it’s about fundraising so we can deliver this service to many more Queenslanders.”

    What to expect at the Ambulance Wish Queensland Gala Dinner

    • MC: ABC Breakfast Radio Host Craig Zonca

    • Stories: Hear moving stories from family and friends of wish recipients whose lives have been touched by the Ambulance Wish Qld program

    • Gourmet dining: Enjoy canapes, two-course meal, and four-hour beverage package

    • Entertainment: Enjoy live music and a photobooth to make your own memorable moments

    • Prizes: There will be a live auction, a raffle and silent auction on the night

    • Dress Code: Black Tie Tickets for Ambulance Wish Queensland Gala Dinner Tickets now on sale via ambulancewishqld.org.au/events and via Humanitix

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