Bloomhill Cancer Help celebrates its volunteers

Bloomhill Cancer Help will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, 25 June to acknowledge hundreds of dedicated volunteers who contribute their time and support to Bloomhill each year.

Bloomhill Volunteers Coordinator, Alex Bert said the breakfast was a great way to show our appreciation and recognise the selfless efforts of more than 400 volunteers.

Certificates will be presented to 35 committed volunteers for their ongoing service and support for the past 5 or ten years.

“Some of our volunteers have been here since Bloomhill first opened in 1997,” Alex said.

“Our volunteers are the heart of Bloomhill, and without them we would not be able to help as many people as we do,” Alex said.

The breakfast will begin at 8am at the Bloomhill Centre in Buderim and will be followed be a formal ceremony, where Bloomhill President, Jenny Carroll will present the certificates and offer her thanks to all the volunteers on behalf of the Bloomhill Management Committee, staff and clients. Bloomhill patron and long-term supporter, Raelene Boyle will also be attending to show her appreciation.

The recipients of the certificates for 5 years of service include:

Janet Allan, Julie Bowd, Lorraine Brace, Trixie Buxton, Annette Callanan, Kees Callenbach, Gerda Creese, Roy Foxwell, Brian Gordon, Marcelle Scrivener, Angie Wiseman, Hilda Marin, Daniela Morello, Jenny Haddrell, Joyce Keating, Pamela Cooper, Cathie Griffiths, Margaret McLay, Annette Reith, Kerry Shirra, Karen Shirra, Joan Vincent, Debbie Meyers.

The recipients of the certificates for ten years of service include:

Lyn Cheffers, Shirley Guthrie, Lois Van Motman, Bill Van Motman, Glen Cartwright, Trevor Funch, Beth Hanson, Ann Rosenberg, Michell Rosenberg, Rosa Stingel, Rosemary Turnour, Raymond Clark.

In 2011 alone the volunteers contributed more than 15,600 hours of service and had driven more than 20, in support of those affected by cancer.

“Bloomhill has now over 900 clients, and growing, so we always on the look-out for more volunteers,” Alex said.

“Volunteering is great way to give back to the community and can be really rewarding, knowing you have made a difference in the lives of others,” Alex said.

Bloomhill would like to acknowledge the donators, who will make the volunteer breakfast possible. Donations have come from:

Party People Maroochydore, Suncoast Flowers Kawana, Wayne Bell, Suncoast Foods, Garry Crick Auto Group, The Natural Food Store Forest Glen and Brumby’s Mountain Creek.

If you are interested in becoming a Bloomhill volunteer, please phone Alex at the Centre on 07 5445 5794 or for more information visit

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