Our work would not be possible without the help of our volunteers who bring their enthusiasm and commitment to a range of roles, from fundraising to transporting cancer patients to treatment facilities.
Each month we acknowledge the volunteers who demonstrate our core values of innovation, responsibility, courage, and collaboration.
September 2020 volunteer recognitions
|Damitha Amarapala||Responsibility & Collaboration||Marguerite Hudson||For being a competent and reliable Test Analysist on the Engage Relationship Management project – volunteering your time to help deliver a quality solution is very much appreciated. Thanks Damitha!|
|Jason Dearmer||Innovation, Responsibility & Collaboration||Ricky Puata & the Western NSW team||Supporting CCNSW through identifying new ways to fundraise for Daffodil Day and raising $4,200 for the organisation|
|Jaynie Molony||Innovation, Courage, Responsibility & Collaboration||Gleness & Mingara RFL Committee||During these crazy Covid times when so many fundraising events are being cancelled, finding a way forward to change an event and maintain engagement with the community is very challenging. Mingara Relay For Life in its usual form is not possible this year and having no event was not an option for the Mingara team, but how would this look. Our CRC Jaynie Molony has taken the virtual Relay concept, considered our community demographic and launched Mingara Relay TV including an old fashioned telethon. Whilst Mingara Relay has a great committee team due to the ground breaking nature of this new format Jaynie’s workload and responsibilities have increased. Our team is grateful for Jaynie’s vision, guidance and the additional amount if work and challenges this presents for her.|
|Jo Kratz||Innovation & Collaboration||Diana Tartaglia||For participating in the reboot of our Speaker Series events and doing a fabulous job presenting with Ailsa, Emma and Fi to highlight a volunteer perspective on the impact that COVID-19 had on our T2T program. Jo delivered an engaging, personal (and very witty!) talk about how she adapted to being temporarily stood down as a driver, sharing some great reminders about ways we can be resilient, stay positive and look after ourselves when faced with setbacks. Thank you Jo for helping to make our second event such a success!|
|John Murphy & Mariola Brock||Responsibility & Collaboration||Sue Russell||John and Mariola – in their words “want to do what they do best” and that is to provide friendly, responsive and supportive transport to cancer patients in the lower Hunter. Great job, you make a difference to people’s lives|
|Lisa Hamilton||Courage, Responsibility & Collaboration||Sue Russell||In these challenging times, Lisa has stepped up as support group leader to provide zoom meetings for her group and provided cooking for neighbours and friends as well as transport when they couldn’t get to treatment. Thank you for your generosity|
|Margaret Buchanan||Responsibility||Yonit Kittay||Thank you Margaret for taking the responsibility over the last 17 years to consistently commit to Cancer Council and the Tweed Cancer Care unit. After 17 years I have no doubt you contributed to so many peoples lives, without ever realising your impact. We are sad to say goodbye to a beautiful volunteer, with the kindest heart and exceptional commitment. All the best Margaret.|
|P&C Volunteers||Collaboration||Sara Pearce||Thank you to our volunteers for staying engaged through this estranged time! You have worked collaboratively together from your remote locations and continue to be a great asset to our team, even though it is behind the scenes, you are noticed and appreciated, thank you!|
|Paula Anicich & Laraine Cross||Responsibility||Sue Russell||Thank you to Laraine and Paula for putting together a transport to treatment needs assessment for the Hunter. Big effort and much appreciated|
|Reuben Smith||Responsibility & Collaboration||Marguerite Hudson||For leading the IT dev team throughout Engage Release 2 – its been a pleasure working with you Reuben!|
Honouring loved ones and supporters
We remember loved ones impacted by cancer, and recognise individuals and organisations who enable us to achieve our vision of a cancer-free future.
We recognise the inspirational individuals, teams and organisations that make our work possible.