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Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud to sponsor the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation. Our staff and kids will be joining the parade and donning koala visors to help raise vital funds to save injured and ill wildlife. Will you be part of the world record attempt?

Come together to set the world record for the world’s biggest beach parade!

On Sunday, May 16, The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital wants everyone to come join the fun and show their support at Justin Park, The Esplanade, at Burleigh Heads where they will be attempting to break a world record for the greatest number of people wearing koala ear visors while walking in a beach parade.

Our staff are all set and are excited to be part of the 3km parade to support this wonderful foundation.

The Gold Coast Beach Parade is a celebration of Queensland’s healthy lifestyle, shining a spotlight on our iconic beaches and beach culture.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has been selected as the charity of choice. The Gold Coast Beach Parade will help put this deserving charity centre stage, showcasing the vital work they do to help injured wildlife every year. Each person’s registration will go towards supporting the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s mission to treat, rehabilitate and release native wildlife. 

THE DETAILS

When: Sunday, May 16

Where: Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads.
The parade will take place on Burleigh Heads beach. 

Time: The parade commences at 11am.
You must register online prior to event day* by visiting https://goldcoastbeachparade.com.au/

Entry: There is no fee to enter, but a nominated donation of $25 per person for an individual entry, $80 donation for a family (up to 4), and $200 donation for a company/sporting club/school (up to 10) on registration.
You will be given koala visors at registration on 16 May*.

More about the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital  

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital opened in 1989 and has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world.  The hospital admits approximately 14,000 wildlife animals each year. Its mission is to treat, rehabilitate and release sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife. The not-for-profit service is provided free of charge to the community, and the hospital relies on community donations to continue performing its important work. 

Some facts:

  • 2020 was the busiest year on record at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, admitting almost 14,000 wildlife animals compared to 12,198 the year prior. 
  • Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. It is located on the grounds of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • In 2019, koala admissions increased to almost 600, a significant increase from 27 Koala admissions in 2008.
  • Koalas are classified as vulnerable in Queensland. This means there is a real risk of koalas becoming extinct in our local area.
  • With the severe drought conditions and intensifying bushfires, the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has seen around a 20% increase in admissions from in and around the fire zones.
  • The thousands of animals that are cared for by Currumbin Wildlife Hospital each year are released back into the wild to breed and produce future generations.

What should you do if you come across injured wildlife?

As our Gold Coast roads continue to get busier, and our climate puts our wildlife at risk during flood, fire, and drought seasons, sadly it is our wildlife that is most susceptible to the dangers these events create.

If you ever come across injured wildlife, here is what you should do:

  1. Assess if the situation requires you to intervene, and if it is safe to do so.
  2. Call an expert for help. Call the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on 07 5534 0813 or if it is safe to do so, you can transport the injured wildlife to the hospital at 27 Millers Drive, Currumbin, Queensland.
  3. Make sure you use the appropriate restraining method. If it is an emergency, it is important to minimise the amount of stress on the animal, as well as protect yourself form any harm. Placing a blanket or towel over the injured animal can, in most cases, be a suitable method to catch the animal and then place them safely in a well vented container or box.
  4. Do not feed the animal! If an animal is fed before being properly assessed, it could be detrimental to their health. You may also make the innocent mistake of feeding an animal something it simply should not be eating, which could cause it harm.  

Attwood Marshall Lawyers proudly supports Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

In addition to supporting the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and their attempt to break the world record for the biggest beach parade in koala visors, we have also partnered with the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to host community Will’s days in May and June this year.

Our estate planning lawyers will be donating their time to draft simple Wills for all those who register for the Wills days. By having a Will prepared properly by an experienced estate planning lawyer, you can protect and preserve your wishes. This is a wonderful way for members of the community to engage a professional to draft their Will, while also supporting a local, vital charity.

100% of the booking fee collected at a community Wills day goes directly to the charity. Spots are limited! Secure your booking today by visiting https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/wildlife-hospital/attwood-marshall-wills-days

If you would like to find out more about our estate planning services, or our Community Wills Days and the charities we support, contact Wills and Estates Department Manager Donna Tolley on direct line 07 5506 8241, email dtolley@attwoodmarshall.com.au or call our 24/7 phone line at any time on 1800 621 071. If you would like to make an appointment, our online booking app makes it quick and simple. Click here to make an appointment today. You can visit our team at any of our conveniently located offices at Coolangatta, Robina, Kingscliff, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

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