One of our own is in need of our help. Lisa Bidwell, Research Partnership Manager with the Faculty of Medicine, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. Recently, Lisa underwent emergency surgery and commenced the next stage of her treatment, a rigorous regime of chemotherapy. This is only the beginning of Lisa’s journey, the everyday life of Lisa and her family has been tossed into disarray with ongoing hospital visits, treatment and unknown responses to the chemotherapy.

This is where we, the Faculty of Medicine family, can pull together to help Lisa, her husband and their 2 young sons maintain a level of ‘normality’.  We would like to raise funds to provide Lisa and her family with a variety of healthy, wholesome meals from Ih8cooking.  Any contributions you wish to make, large or small, by Friday 15 December 2017 are greatly appreciated. As funds are raised, we will organise ongoing deliveries of fresh meals. 

Cash donations can be made at the Reception areas across the Faculty - Taleah (UQOHC), Jenny/Rene (Mayne), Chris Bahrend (UQCCR) and Rhonda Ploeger (UQDI/TRI) or by bank transfer to:

Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Account Name: Faculty of Medicine Social Club
BSB: 064030
Account No: 10017443
Reference: Lisa Bidwell

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

Send Lisa a message of support


7 December 2017

What an extraordinary effort! 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our fundraising efforts for Lisa. 

Your contributions, whether financial, raffle items and your time all went to compound this success. Thank you to those who took time out yesterday to be a part of the Fundraising BBQ. The Fundraising BBQ was an outstanding success.

Our goal of $10,000 has been blitzed! It is with great pleasure that we announce that to date an amazing $11,016.70 has been raised. 

10 November 2017

Message from Lisa:

The fresh food arrived this morning (10-11-17) and it looks fantastic – so nice and fresh. Thank you so much. Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved. I work with the best bunch of people ever!


Breakdown of donations:

Bank transfers: $7025.00
Cash donations: $230.00

Total to date: $7255.00


  • First delivery from Ih8cooking made on Friday 10th November, 2017.
  • Please keep your messages of support coming. They will be compiled into a booklet for Lisa for Christmas.

Coming up:

Fundraising BBQ (early December)