Annual Breakfast honours Bloomhill volunteers

Colour LogoBloomhill Cancer Help will acknowledge more than 400 volunteers for their commitment and support of the Sunshine Coast based charity, through a Volunteers Breakfast at the Buderim Centre on June 27.
The annual breakfast will acknowledge those who generously offer their time to support the Centre, by presenting the 28 expected attendees with certificates to recognise their assistance to those living with cancer and their families.

Alex Bert, Volunteer Coordinator said that the Volunteer Breakfast was only a small way of thanking the many volunteers, some who have been with Bloomhill for years and even since its foundation in 1997.

“The volunteers are a vital part of Bloomhill’s work within the community and we couldn’t do what we do without them,” Alex said.

The gourmet breakfast will begin at 8:00am on Saturday the 27th of June at the Buderim Centre and will be followed by a presentation of certificates.

Alex said that certificates would be presented to volunteers of 5 and ten years service, during a special ceremony conducted by Bloomhill President, Geoff Morton AM and Bloomhill Vice-President, Jenny Carroll.

The recipients of certificates for 5 years of service include: Audrey Balley, Pam Buchanan, Cora George, Ruth Buchanan, Beryl Bugenhagen, Rosemary Clark, Anne Clemens, Ellen Copenech, Marlene Ferguson, Judith Laws, Heather Michelson, Barbara Turner, Ethel Weston, Shirley Dalley, Val Porter, Ann Thornton, Carole Williams, Jennifer Fisher, Rob Matchett, Lynn Menzies, Lorraine Quinn, Maurice Rowson, Elaine Thompson, Christine Winn and Bill Van Motman.

The recipients of certificates for ten years of service include: Maureen Clark,Margaret Jones,Marian Silver
Bloomhill President, Geoff Morton AM said that he was extremely grateful to the hundreds of volunteers and said already in 2009, volunteers had contributed more than 30,000 and driven more than 52,000km.

In 2008 the total volunteer hours completed was 41,400 or 863 per week, covering more than 70,000km.
Raelene Boyle, a long-term supporter and Bloomhill patron, offered her thanks to everybody that has supported and offered their time to Bloomhill Cancer Help over the years.

Bloomhill would like to acknowledge the donators, who are making the Volunteer Breakfast possible. Donations have come from: Garry Crick Auto Group; Suncoast Foods;  Mick’s Meat Barn, Warana; Erbachers Fruit & Vegies, Diddillibah; Suncoast Flowers, Kawana; Party People, Maroochydore; Brumby’s Mountain Creek; Tree Houses Restaurant, Montville; Natural Food Store, Forrest Glen; and The Caf @ Coolum.

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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