Fraud Alert – Please be vigilant when using ATMs as skimming devices have been detected across Metropolitan Brisbane. For more info on how to protect yourself click here.
Now in its 12th year, Bike 4 Burns is a charity bike ride raising funds and awareness for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Money raised supports burns research technology and treatment in a bid to reduce the amount of pain and suffering adults and particularly children endure from multiple operations.
This year, cyclists from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Bike 4 Burns team travelled 750km in 7 days, touring the Brisbane Scenic Rim as over 40 riders travelled from Southport to Boonah, to Killarney, Toowoomba, Blackbutt, Toogoolawah then onto Mt Crosby for the final leg to the finish at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.
At QBANK, we are proud supporters of Bike 4 Burns – who have raised over $600,000 for burns research since it began in 2007.
Charlie was only one-year-old when he sustained full thickness burns to 36 per cent of his body after accidently pouring boiling hot oil over himself. To reduce long-term damage, Charlie required immediate surgery. He was in theatre for eight hours over the first two days. He then spent a further 37 days in hospital, undergoing 11 surgeries and 21 separate procedures.
Thanks to vital funding from the Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is now home to a state-of-the-art laser, the first of its kind in Queensland, which will reduce the number of painful skin grafts required for children like Charlie, who is now three.
Last year over 1300 children were treated for burns injuries at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
You can help by donating to Bike4Burns today. Every dollar will help fund research to discover the best possible care for childhood burns.
QBANK has recently been alerted to fraudulent activity. Queensland Police have today released a warning for members of the public as Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) card skimming devices have been detected on several ATMs across Metropolitan Brisbane.
As these devastating fires continue to engulf our nation, our thoughts are with our emergency services, those helping evacuate and assist on the frontline, and the communities & families that are suffering during this unprecedented disaster.
QBANK is looking forward to helping even more of our members get into the property market for the first time, after being selected as a panel lender under the Australian Government’s new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS).