Lifeline fundraising co-ordinator Theresa Whiteing, Tableland Women’s Centre’s Bernadette Morham, solo runner Robyn Campman and Amanda Lee-Ross from Cairns Domestic Violence have all raised funds through the Great Wheelbarrow Race. Photo: courtesy Tablelands Advertiser.



Fundraising for charities and local clubs has become a big factor in the Great Wheelbarrow Race.

This year, teams are being asked to invite the recipients (charities, groups) of their fundraising efforts to Almaden on Saturday night where they will be part of a presentation ceremony.

If you are fundraising for a charity or cause and want some publicity, please contact Stacey Maisel on  07 40864 664 or email to staceym@msc.qld.gov.au. The details of your fundraising efforts will be included in pre-race and post-race media releases.


Some of the charities and groups that have benefited from the race include:

Australian Rotary Health Research

Make A Wish Foundation

Angel Flight

Queensland Cancer Council

Australian Association of Assistance Dogs

Care Flight

Queensland Cancer Fund

Mareeba Hospital Foundation

Cerebral Palsy

Cystic Fibrosis

Young Animal Protection Society (YAPS)

Nasomolevu Catholic School on Matacawalevu (an outer island of Fiji)

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Mareeba Junior Rugby League Club

Mt St Bernards Choir

Friends of Himalayan Children

Care for Kids

Cairns Regional and Tablelands Women’s Centres

Mareeba Community Kindergarten

Junior Hockey Mareeba

Leukaemia Foundation

Diabetes Research Foundation

Senior Legacy Project

Diabetes Australia

Mareeba Garden Settlement

Mareeba Animal Refuge

Wildlife Rescue

Police Legacy

Children’s War FNQ Hospital Foundation

Money raised for charities/groups over the years include:

In 2007 – $13,480

In 2008 – $14,200

In 2009 – $44,398

In 2010 – $87,315

In 2011 – $123,000

In 2012 – $153,000

In 2013 – $461,000

In 2014 – $437,000

In 2015 – $243,300

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