Supporting the Mater Foundation

Mater Little Miracles

Australian Explorer supports and sponsors a number of different charities located all over Australia. One of them is the Mater Foundation in Queensland. The Mater Foundation has mater hospitals in Brisbane that care for ill babies and children.

Each year, 2000 premature and seriously ill babies rely on Mater Mothers' Hospitals' Neonatal Critical Care Unit for specialised care. These babies can be as young as 23 weeks gestation and weigh as little as 400 grams.

In addition, Mater Children's Hospitals provides care to thousands of children each year and has the busiest paediatric emergency department in Queensland.

In a period of 3 months we raised $228.00 for this great cause! In April and May 2011 we donated $2.00 to the Mater Foundation for every new Facebook fan Australian Explorer received, we then increased it to $3.00 for each new fan in June 2011.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more fundraisers:

Or for more information on the charities we support visit:

Posted By chantelle on 3rd August 2011

Updated : 10th February 2012 | Words : 166 | Views : 5180 | Comments : 4

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It's stories like this that motivate us to Fundraise for Mater Little Miracles:


Noah was born 10 weeks premature on 24 January 2011 weighing a tiny 1090 grams. Noah was Born with severe chronic lung disease and spent five days on a ventilator. He developed a chest infection within two days of being born and was connected to the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for four weeks to support his breathing, without this support his lungs would collapse which could have been fatal.


His parents could not hold him until he was nine days old.


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Noah's Dad has setup a fundraising page at:


If you are not already a fan of Australian Explorer you can help by following us. We donate $3 to Mater Little Miracles for evey new Facebook fan.


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Posted By mick on Friday 10th February 2012 @ 13:47:09


Thank you so much for your generous support of the Mater Little Miracles through your Facebook fundraiser.

We really appreciate your efforts to hold a special fundraiser as the money you raised helps make little miracles happen at Mater Hospitals.

Each and every one of Mater’s little patients is a miracle – from the newborn baby in Mater Mothers’ Hospitals to children battling serious illness in Mater Children’s Hospitals.

Your support helps three year old twins Alex and Bronte, who have been in and out of hospital since they were born three weeks premature. At only one day old, they were transferred to Mater Mother’s Hospital’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit for an urgent operation and later diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a life-long lung disease which brings them back to Mater Children’s Hospital several times a year. Despite needing ongoing care, the twins are now bubbly and energetic children who love to play and get into all kinds of mischief.

So on behalf of the 2,000 premature and seriously ill babies cared for in the Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit and the 130,000 children cared for at the Mater Children’s Hospital each year, thank you for your contribution.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Mater Little Miracles, please contact us on (07) 3163 8000 or visit

I hope you enjoyed your fundraising and once again, thank you, your support will
help us to give the very best care to the Mater’s many little miracles.

Yours sincerely

Hayley Fisk

Fundraising Officer

Posted By on Friday 11th November 2011 @ 11:06:33


Remember that Australian Explorer is donating $3 to the Mater Little Miracles for every new person that likes their Facebook page during September 2011.

At the beginning of the month Australian Explorer had 858 Facebook fans. It costs you nothing but Australian Explorer will donate $3 for you if you like their Facebook page, tell you friends:

Posted By Chantelle on Thursday 1st September 2011 @ 21:06:23


The work that the Mater Children's Hospitals provides is remarkable. It is a fantastic charity to support. Hopefully, they can continue to help many more "Little Miracles".

Posted By Claire on Monday 8th August 2011 @ 23:25:14


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