As well as having a strong and iconic presence in the tourism industry, the CaPTA Group is also dedicated to making a difference in our local community.
We regularly sponsor schools, arts groups, community groups and sports groups and provide prizes for various charity events. We also have a strong presence in local charity events, such as the Mayors Christmas Carols.
Committee for Oncology Unit at Cairns Hospital (COUCH) strives to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. This community based charity aims to improve health care services for Cairns and Far North Queensland residents diagnosed with cancer.
The charity was founded by Charles and Pip Woodward, of the CaPTA Group, in 2006 and was inspired by resident Liz Plummer and her battle for better oncology services in Cairns.
After much campaigning and fundraising, the Liz Plummer Cancer Care Centre opened in 2011, two years after Liz tragically lost her battle with cancer.
Charles and Pip Woodward continued to aim for better treatment options for cancer patients and had the vision of creating a wellness centre. The COUCH Wellness Centre opened in 2019, two years after Charles sadly lost his own cancer battle.
COUCH continue to advocate for better health services for those in Cairns living with cancer.
Find out more at couch.org.au
The Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre (TARC) is a non-profit care centre that cares for injured, orphaned, sick or displaced animals. It is on-site at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. It was established by the Woodward Family of the CaPTA Group with the support of the Walter and Eileen Leder Foundation.
Operating the care centre comes at a cost and it relies solely on donations. Costs include medications, medical transport, food and specialised veterinary care.
Visitors can go behind the scenes of the Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre on a Your Wildlife Habitat private tour.
The Woodward Family of the CaPTA Group continue to provide financial support for this facility.