Organisations We Support

Startco proudly supports the following organisations who are helping to make a positive change in the world.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

About the Royal Flying Doctor Service:

Established in 1928 by the Reverend John Flynn, the RFDS has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisation of its kind in the world, delivering 24-hour emergency aeromedical and primary health care services to all those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.

Today, the RFDS conducts more than 290,000 patient consults across Australia every year – that’s one person every two minutes.

In Queensland, the RFDS currently operates from nine bases at Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Charleville, Longreach, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Roma and Townsville. These bases form a strategic network of aeromedical services as well as help deliver a broad range of health care programs including general practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, child and family health, social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, women’s health, oral health and health promotion activities.

The RFDS is a not-for-profit organisation. While supported by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, the Flying Doctor relies heavily on fundraising and donations from the community to purchase and aeromedically fit-out our aircraft, purchase vital medical equipment and enhance our operational facilities.

Please help support the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) by donating at or call 1300 669 569

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Sunshine Butterflies

Sunshine Butterflies is a local Sunshine Coast disability support charity, founded by someone touched by disability, to support and improve the lives of people living with a disability and their families.

A registered NDIS provider, Sunshine Butterflies provides a range of Educational and Recreational services including early intervention programs, sporting and recreational programs, educational and life skills programs.

They also offer families Counselling and Family Support Services, and NDIS Advice and Planning.

Their 5 acre hub, ‘Our Backyard’, is located in the countryside just 5 minutes from Tewantin where everyone comes together in one accessible place to access all of their programs, activities, supports and services.

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She's Empowered

As a woman, mining is the last area you would expect to have a choice in what you wear.

You don’t have to settle for workwear that is unflattering to your curves, doesn’t give you the room you need to move, or won’t celebrate a pregnancy with the right cut!

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Startco - ApodidomiApodidomi is a Greek word that means to give back, return and restore.  Apodidomi is a venture formed to raise funds for Blush Cancer Care Inc who finance breast care nurses and provide support and education for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer.

Startco - Blush Cancer CareThe venture was formed by Sue Kirkegaard, a breast cancer survivor herself who has experience first hand the valuable professional care and ongoing education and support from Blush.

Her desire is to also encourage wellness and self care to women to ensure their health is a focus in their busy lives.

Funds are raised through community events and through the sale of items aimed at women taking time out to look after and care for themselves.

For more information follow apodidomi on Facebook or alternatively by email –

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Making a difference one chat a time.  Rosies volunteers share friendship to create a sense of belonging and community for those who may not have it.  Our patrons are people who have fallen on hard times or lost their connection with the community.  This can happen to anyone: loss of a job, breakdown of a relationship, poor health, domestic violence. They come to Rosies to hear their name, share their story and share a sense of community.

Rosies vans are on the street 222 times each month in Beenleigh, Brisbane, Caboolture, Cairns, Goldcoast, Ipswich, Logan, Mareeba, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Wynnum Manly. 1200+ volunteers share hospitality and a chat with our patrons and distribute selected items which have been donated to us including hygiene products, blankets and backpack beds.  It is through the generous support of our communities that we are able to continue our mission of friendship.

Help support Rosies by donating at or call 07 3396 4267

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