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Finding a way to give back

Vision-Australia

VISION Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low-vision support services in Australia. It works in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life. A spokesperson said volunteers had always been at the heart of Vision Australia, and were critical to the services offered to people ... Read More »

Youth offer inspiring service

VINNIES Youth is the name for the inspiring young people who volunteer for the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. There are thousands of young people who every day share their time, care for humanity and energy to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people around Queensland. Vinnies Youth is a broad term to encompass all ages and ... Read More »

Transport volunteers make a difference

SOME might say that volunteers are priceless, and that is certainly true with Centacare Brisbane’s group of Moreton Bay Transport Program volunteers. The volunteers completely manage and organise the social bus trips for clients, and the outings have gone to greater success since a new 22-seater bus was introduced. Clients vote on trips to be undertaken, and these have included ... Read More »

Saving children’s lives

Pregnancy-Crisis-Incorporated

PREGNANCY Crisis Incorporated, a charity supporting impoverished, abused women under pressure to terminate their pregnancies, is calling for volunteers to supervise a safe house in Brisbane. A PCI spokesperson said an emergency had arisen following the hospitalisation of the charity’s full-time carers. “We urgently need volunteers to supervise the house on an indefinite basis,” the spokesperson said. Pregnancy Crisis Incorporated, ... Read More »

Coffee with a difference

The Cathedral Coffee Lounge

THE ladies at the Cathedral Coffee Lounge epitomise the spirit of all volunteers, who will be honoured in the upcoming volunteers week. Marjorie Williams has been running the lounge with her trusty team for over 13 years, transforming the downtrodden venture into a sustainable and close-knit business, providing food and drink for churchgoers and the public alike. The coffee lounge ... Read More »

Top businessman running solo

Relay-for-Life

AN ultra-marathon runner and Brisbane Airport chief financial officer is Cancer Council Queensland’s Relay for Life patron for 2015. Michael Bradburn will complete the event solo and has encouraged co-workers to form a Brisbane Airport team, in part, to support a young colleague who has leukaemia. “Relay for Life will be a good, fun experience,” Mr Bradburn said. “To run ... Read More »

St Vincent’s volunteers ‘give happy’ and ‘live happy’

Claire-Church

VOLUNTEERS at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane have been supporting staff, patients, families and visitors for more than 60 years. In 1953, volunteers first helped raise the funds to build the hospital. It was with their help St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane (then Mt Olivet Hospital) opened its doors to the community in 1957 at Kangaroo Point. With the hospital ... Read More »

Northside breast centre gives Margaret hope

By Emilie Ng BREAST cancer survivor Margaret Lungo couldn’t help smiling after her first mammogram at a new breast health centre in Chermside last month. The Maltese-born mum from Brighton is not new to breast health checks, as she has undergone one a year since being diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital’s new Breast Health ... Read More »

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