Supporting Sunny Coast health since 1998

Undergoing surgery, rehabilitation and other ongoing medical treatments can be difficult at the best of times let alone during a pandemic. Wishlist is a not-for-profit charity which aims to make hospital experiences better by improving care and creating special programs that support patients and their families, both physically and emotionally.

Wishlist started in 1998 at Nambour Hospital and since then it has been their goal to raise much needed funds for important initiatives from innovative medical research to purchasing vital equipment and upgrading services.

This month, construction of Wishlist Centre (Stage One) starts at 1 Bright Place in Birtinya. Wishlist has collaborated with not-for-profits, non-government organisations and education partners on unique initiatives within Wishlist Centre. Medical, allied and specialist services will incorporate care plans with mental health and wellbeing.

The new centre will also provide much needed affordable transitionary self-contained, spacious and light-filled accommodation.

The facility is supported by a $12 million Federal Government grant through the Australian Government’s Department of Health, Community Health and Hospital Program.

Michael Buck IP is proud to be working with Wishlist to help them to protect their valuable branding, which includes the following logos:


THE HOUSE THE COAST BUILT is a wonderful project, the most ambitious project yet of Wishlist, wherein the Sunshine Coast community supports and donates time and money to help create a ‘home away from home’ for families with loved ones receiving life-saving treatment at a Sunshine Coast hospital.

Enhancing and protecting non-profit brands

As a charity, your brand may be your most valuable asset. Many popular non-profit organisations have registered trade marks and use them to help the public identify them. Trade marks convey to consumers goodwill and can impact the present and future success of marketing efforts for a charity.

Unfortunately, there may be instances where unscrupulous individuals may be looking to defraud potential and regular donors. This may cause significant harm to your charity’s reputation if they try to use your brand to claim they are raising money for you when they are in fact pocketing the money for themselves. Obtaining a trade mark registration will provide you with the right to enforce it to prevent its unauthorized use and the means to take action if income is lost.

We urge you to follow Wishlist on social media to stay up to date with and support the myriad of fundraising projects they facilitate for this important cause.

Geraldine Rimmer
written by Geraldine Rimmer, Principal