Volunteers June Burke (left) and Wendy Power enjoy the atmosphere.
Volunteers June Burke (left) and Wendy Power enjoy the atmosphere. Contributed

Toowoomba Hospice celebrates its selfless volunteers

TOOWOOMBA Hospice volunteers were acknowledged for their selfless contribution with a special morning tea at the O'Quinn St residence on Tuesday.

The event was scheduled to coincide with this year's National Volunteer Week from May 9-15.

Hospice promotions and fundraising Manager Mark Munro said the morning was to celebrate "the priceless work volunteers give not only to the Hospice but to our wonderful community as a whole".

There were 45 five guests, along with staff, who celebrated the occasion.

 

Many volunteers received Years of Service (one, three, five, seven and 10 years) certificates, which was just another way the Hospice saying thank you to its 110 volunteers.

Chairman Graham Barron said volunteers came from all different ages, backgrounds and professions but were united in their efforts to help the hospice.

"Volunteers all actively participate, giving their skills, time and energy to support our staff in the smooth running of the hospice in areas such as maintenance, gardening, housekeeping, kitchen, administration, fundraising, pastoral care, floral arranging and couriering," he said.

For more information on volunteering call 46598500 or email volunteering.toowoombahospice@bigpond.com.


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