The Christmas season has well and truly begun on the Range with RangeCare recently holding their annual client and volunteer Christmas party. This event took place on Tuesday 26th November 2019 and was held at the Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion. Entertainment on the day included; The Paul Fraser Band and Christmas carols performed by staff member Caitlyn Danaan and volunteer Glennis Barber.
A fundraising raffle also took place on the day. Funds raised will provide support to RangeCare’s clients who are experiencing financial hardship and to support the delivery of RangeCare’s full range of services. RangeCare supports more than 2,000 active clients, employs more than 150 local employees and benefits from the hard work of more than 200 volunteers. Services include; home assistance, transports, personal and nursing care and home and garden maintenance. Prizes won on the day were generously donated by local community members and businesses. A special thank you to the major donors, VBA Chartered Roger Loughnan Real Estate, Montville Mist Spring Water and IGA Maleny. Additional donors are now available to view on RangeCare’s Facebook page, click here.
Food served on the day was purchased through the Maleny IGA, Community Benefit Club thanks to Rob Outridge. Additional staff support on the day was kindly provided by members of the Maleny Blackall Range Lions Club.
RangeCare’s CEO, Jenny McCafferty began the speeches by thanking the volunteers for their ongoing support including the board.
“If you had attended the AGM you would have learned about how valuable our volunteers are. The combined skill set had contributed to over half a million dollars in voluntary hours”
Jenny McCafferty also took this opportunity to formally thank RangeCare’s Volunteer Co-ordinator Linda Bell for her 5 years of service to the organisation.
Linda Bell, Volunteer Co-ordinator introduced the new RangeCare volunteer co-ordinator, Cara Doherty and emphasised the outstanding work the volunteers do and why RangeCare has community support.
“Our volunteers join because they want to be a part of something good and kind. Kindness is everything”, said Linda.
The feedback from both clients and volunteers who attended on the day was overwhelming positive. Staff enjoyed the opportunity to further connect with clients and express gratitude to generous volunteers. Blackall Range Care Group Ltd would like to wish all staff, clients, volunteers and the wider community, a safe and joyful Christmas and New Year.
Images from the day