Why Donate to SBH Queensland? 

Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect - it affects the development of the spine and brain. Hydrocephalus is caused by spina bifida as well as a number of other medical conditions. There is no cure for either spina bifida or hydrocephalus, but with proper support, especially in the developing years, children may live rewarding, fulfilling lives.

With almost fifty years of experience, SBH Queensland is well respected as being the main provider of services to children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Queensland. SBH Queensland provides support from the moment that a pregnant mother discovers that her unborn child has spina bifida or hydrocephalus right through until the child’s adult years.

Our teams in Brisbane and Townsville provide school support, home visits, therapy and group programs, holiday camps and outreach visits throughout Queensland.

SBH Queensland receives no government funding for children prior to their entry into formal education. As the first five years of a child’s life is a time when many developmental milestones are reached, programs for this age group are vital for future independence. We ask for your support to continue these vital programs.

How your donation can help:

  • $120 enables one child to receive therapy services through the Early Intervention Program for 1 month.
  • $250 gives one child the skills to use their wheelchair completely independently in all sorts of situations.
  • $280 prepares one child for school through learning the skills needed to listen, read and write and how to make friends, share with others and work as a member of a group.
  • $300 enables one child to receive therapy services and support for their family through our Babies at Home Program for one month.
  • $400 enables one child to receive speech therapy and help with feeding for a month.
  • $500 helps one child to develop core strength, motor planning skills, water confidence, safety and body awareness through 6 sessions of our Hydrotherapy Program.
  • $750 gives one child in regional or rural Queensland a visit from an expert therapist.