Volunteer Recognition High Tea
Last Saturday, we hosted our annual Volunteer Recognition High Tea at Crawford Lodge in Nedlands.
Over 70 volunteers attended the event which is held each year to thank them for their wonderful work supporting people affected by cancer.
Throughout the year, dedicated volunteers work across our organisation representing over fifteen different program areas.
The event is a great opportunity for staff from our Cancer Information & Support Services, Education & Research, and Business Development divisions to acknowledge their incredible work.
Our Volunteer Development Manager, Jennie Loveridge, said the sheer volume of our volunteer network represented our organisation's commitment to volunteer involvement.
"Our volunteer network is incredibly important to our organisation and their support and extends to 15 different programs across our divisions. This is a strong testament to our volunteer program and our commitment to volunteer involvement with our work."
The event was also attended by our CEO, Ashley Reid, who addressed the gathering and emphasised the importance and impact of volunteer contribution over the year.
"It was a fantastic opportunity for many of our volunteers to chat with Ashley and provide feedback on their volunteering experiences with us," Jennie said.
Lodge Christmas Party
This year, guests from Milroy and Crawford Lodge came together at our Lodge Christmas Party to celebrate the festive season.
A record 80 Lodge Guests, their carers and family attended the fantastic event which was filled with laughter, dancing, good food and even better company.
Our Accommodations Services Manager, Ron ten Hoor, said it was great to see the guests enjoying themselves.
"The guests enjoyed some delicious food and some of them even got on the dance floor to show off their moves! It was wonderful to see them having a break and taking part in the festivities," he said.
Live music was performed throughout the night by Pete Stone and his band.
At the end of the evening, our Lodge Staff and Volunteers kindly ferried guests back to Milroy Lodge using our Transport to Treatment buses.
"The party wouldn't have been possible without the help of our incredible Volunteers and Lodge staff," Ron said.
For more information about our Accommodation Services, visit our Regional Support Services page or call 13 11 20 to speak with one of our Cancer Nurses.
Dot's Place Bunbury Volunteer Christmas Party
Last Thursday, 30 of our amazing Dot's Place Bunbury volunteers joined us for a delicious lunch to celebrate the festive season. Over the past year Bunbury based volunteers have collectively contributed over 2,500 hours to help us continue our Transport to Treatment service, wig service, cancer support groups, complementary therapies and fundraising events for those affected by cancer in the South West.
A special thank you to Bunbury Farmers Market for their generous donation of fruit and veg that went into some of the delicious meals (created from our tasty LiveLighter recipes!), including a walnut and lentil salad, a potato and beetroot salad, sweet potato salad with basil kale pesto, poached pears, fruit salad and passionfruit topped panna cotta.