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Volunteers help Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc. shine brightly
Posted by Marketing on November 7, 2014

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Image left to right: Errol Turner, Rod Webster, Hanny Kamps, Tony Kamps, John Van Bockxmeer, John Bryant

Approximately 80 people attended Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc.'s (SCC) 2014 Volunteer Awards at Foley Village Hilton last week. The event was organised to thank volunteers for their time and work over the past year and to expressly recognise volunteers with more than ten years of service.

CEO Errol Turner kicked of the afternoon by acknowledging the enormous contribution volunteers make to the lives of residents, clients and staff at Southern Cross Care. Chairman of the Board John Bryant then followed by handing out certificates to long serving volunteers.

“It is the care and compassion of our volunteers that is at the heart of our organisation.  Whether you volunteer your time as a bus driver, office assistant, resident visitor, entertainer or kitchen assistant, the work you do directly benefits the people who use our services.” said SSC Chief Executive Officer Errol Turner.

SCC Chairman John Bryant continued: “I thank and recognise the significant contributions made by each and every one of you.  You are dedicated and compassionate men and women who deeply care for the wellbeing of our customers and of this organisation.  Your efforts help us contribute quality services to all our customers.”

A brightly decorated room with lots of glitter emphasised the afternoon’s theme of ‘You’re a Star’. Inspiring quotes about the valuable contribution that volunteers make to the community were dotted all around. People who felt like it, could get their Polaroid photo taken against a backdrop of stars and glitter, as a souvenir to the event.

After the formalities were over, volunteers were offered to enjoy the refreshments on hand. One lucky attendee won a hamper in the door prize raffle, an annual tradition. For dessert, an impressively large sized cake saying ‘You’re a Star’ was served.

Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc.’s volunteers are just a few of the 6.1 million Australians that undertake some form of voluntary work annually. The McCrindle National Barometer 2012 showed that volunteering was going very strongly, and, even in the economic downturn, demonstrates our value of collaborative community spirit.

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