Fundraising, Marketing and Communication

The Fundraising, Marketing and Communication (FMC) department is comprised of dynamic and exciting teams eager to engage with the Queensland community to support Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work. The FMC department are highly motivated, professional, creative, goal orientated and believe in the value of a collaborative approach.

A major part of the department’s focus is fundraising campaigns and philanthropy. FMC leads Cancer Council’s iconic national fundraising campaigns such as Daffodil Day, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and Relay For Life. This includes engaging with all communities across Queensland to motivate people to get involved in fundraising and providing support to supporters while building relationships with key stakeholders in the community and corporate organisations. FMC builds long term relationships with supporters through traditional methods of fundraising and has a dedicated Gifts in Wills team.

The Marketing and Communication team think outside the box to bring to life Cancer Council Queensland’s mission through various types of marketing, public relations, social media and digital communications. This collaborative teamwork with all areas of Cancer Council Queensland helps to promote our important messages around cancer prevention and spread the word on how Queenslanders can continue to support those living with cancer.

Emma Wilson
Senior Campaign Coordinator

Carolyn Leonard
Coordinator, Supporter Experience – Brisbane

Kerry Cosgrove
Administrator, Community Engagement – Sunshine Coast
Kerry Cosgrove, Administrator, Community Engagement - Sunshine Coast

Kerry came to Cancer Council Queensland with a lifetime of experience across various industries and has never let his disability hold him back.

After losing his left leg above the knee in an accident early in life, Kerry began competitive swimming and even represented Australia in the disabled sector. He went on to form a National Association for Amputees, was Vice President of the International Sports Organisation for the Disabled, and served as Chairman for one of the first Paralympic Associations in the World!

Kerry was also self-employed for over 30 years owning a bicycle shop and a wedding venue business, until a Covid enforced retirement made him realise that he still had a lot to contribute. So, he commenced a new life chapter with Cancer Council Queensland in 2021.

Some of his work duties now include office administration, assisting the Team Manager with policies, procedures and guidelines and helping with induction and training of new and existing team members.

The tasks that Kerry most enjoys in his role are identifying the big issue problems and working with his team to remedy and streamline policies and processes.

“There are many different departments such as fundraising, education and research so therefore CCQ has a very diverse workforce.”

“My disability does impact my role by not being as mobile as others, but thankfully I work with an amazing bunch of people.”

I do hope my contribution here is beneficial as I believe it is a truly wonderful organisation. I find the team culture very refreshing and supportive. If the heart is in the right place, working at Cancer Council Queensland can be very rewarding.

Kerry says he feels very happy and valued in his role and overall says it has been a pleasing experience.

Susie Longman
Community Development Specialist, Community Engagement – Gold Coast
Susie Longman : Community Development Specialist, Community Engagement - Gold Coast

Susie began her journey with Cancer Council Queensland in 2020 and has already made a huge impact within the Gold Coast community.

Susie’s work predominantly involves providing support to our passionate fundraisers, working across all our campaigns and representing Cancer Council Queensland at fundraising events. She connects community members to our mission, providing information on where the money donated goes, and how it’s helping to change people’s lives.

For Susie, one of the most rewarding aspects of her work is knowing that the money she helps to raise goes towards cancer support services, and lifesaving research. This is incredibly important to her, because of the close connection she has to cancer.

I had cancer myself and knowing that the cancer that I had will be eradicated in my lifetime is so fabulous.

Susie values using her skills and talents in a positive way, to make a tangible difference to the quality of life of people with cancer. She also greatly enjoys working with her local community.

“The people who choose to fundraise for us are just lovely. Many of them have been touched either directly or indirectly by cancer, so they are very passionate about the work that we do.”

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