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Saving children’s lives


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


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’


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 »

Connecting through ACP

MacDonnells Law associate Kate Black shares her insights into membership of the Assembly of Catholic Professionals.  As an associate of MacDonnells Law, I am always looking for opportunities to grow my professional connections with like-minded people. The Assembly of Catholic Professionals offers something truly unique as it allows you to connect with people on both a professional and personal level. ... Read More »

New York connection for ACU business students


FOURTEEN MBA (Executive) students from Australian Catholic University headed to New York City recently for the School of Business’ inaugural International Study Tour. Led by Professor Donald Ross, the students were hosted by Fordham University and conducted field research on business management in the United States  ­– focusing on comparative financial, marketing and human resource management practices. Second-year student Blake ... Read More »

Promoting Irish culture

Celtic inspiration: Members of the Queensland Irish Choir who aim is to promote Irish culture as well as that of all Celtic countries.

THE Queensland Irish Choir is based at Tara House, the headquarters of the Queensland Irish Association at 175 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane. Its aim is to promote Irish culture as well as that of all Celtic countries. The choir performs Irish and Celtic melodies from all regions and other music of merit. It presents a regular concert series at Tara House, ... Read More »

Dedicated to helping

HOLY Cross Funerals began offering funeral services throughout the Archdiocese of Brisbane in 1999. The Holy Cross Funerals Mission Statement states: “To provide an affordable Christian Funeral Service to all denominations and faiths with a genuine level of care that will not be determined by faith, price, race or community regard. This statement is to be known as, Holy Cross ... Read More »

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