Annual Breakfast honours Bloomhill volunteers

Colour LogoThe Sunshine Coast based charity; Bloomhill Cancer Help held its annual Volunteer Breakfast, on the 26th June, 2010. The breakfast acknowledged more than 400 volunteers who have graciously given their time and support to Bloomhill each year.

The breakfast included an award ceremony where 26 volunteers were presented with certificates to show appreciation for their committed effort and support to those suffering with cancer and their families.

Alex Bert, Volunteer Coordinator said that the Volunteer Breakfast is only a small gesture of thanks to its many valued volunteers, some who have been with Bloomhill since the beginning in 1997.

“Without our volunteers at Bloomhill we would not be able to help as many people as we do. They are a vital past to the successful of Bloomhill,” Alex said.

The 5 and ten year service certificates were presented to volunteers at a formal ceremony, conducted by Bloomhill President Jenny Carroll.

The recipients of certificates for 5 years of service include: Mary Adams, Bev Bracher, Gunter Brandt, Tony Hammill, Reg Kuchel, Shirley Linney – Barber, Rosslyn Munden, Richard Perry, John Robinson, Eunice Sutherland, Ray Ward, Nancy Biggs, Jacqueline Eastop, Rosemarie Joyce, Jane Smith, Rosa Stingel, Meg Houston, Beryl Hutchison, Lynette Murdoch, Clarice Thew, Constance Dunn, Yvonne Reid, Sallie McKell, and Ann Thompson.

The recipients of certificates for ten years of service include: Marie Beattie, Barbara Brachna, Esme Cordingly, Ellen Copenech and Heather Michelson.

Bloomhill President, Jenny Carroll offered her thanks to the hundreds of volunteers on behalf of the Bloomhill Management Committee, Staff and clients. In 2010 alone the volunteers contributed more than 32,000 hours and had driven more than 52,000km in supporting those suffering with cancer.

Long-term supporter and Bloomhill patron, Raelene Boyle offered her appreciation to the supporters of Bloomhill for giving their time to Bloomhill Cancer Help over its many years of service.

Bloomhill would like to acknowledge the donators, who made the Volunteer Breakfast possible. Donations came from: Garry Crick Auto Group; Wayne and Beoo Suncoast Foods; Mick’s Meat Barn, Warana; Suncoast Flowers, Kawana; Party People, Maroochydore; Brumby’s Mountain Creek; Natural Food Store, Forrest Glen; The Caf @ Coolum; Sunshine Plaza; Buderim Ginger; Dan Murphy’s; Aldi Stores Australia; and Lollypotz.

If you are interested in becoming a Bloomhill volunteer, please phone Alex at the Centre on 07 5445 5794.

A special thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the Volunteer Breakfast.

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