Dianne’s Story

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Di was born in Sydney in the 1950’s and moved to Queensland in 1981 with her family. Prior to having her children, she worked in the print trade, working in The Valley in Brisbane for some time. After rearing her children, she became a volunteer in several organisations. She spent 10 years working for Meals…

Donna’s Story

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Healthy Connections member Donna is doing her personal best for Australian hearts, and you can help! Donna’s story In only her second year involved with MyMarathon, Donna is planning to complete at least one marathon of 42.2 kilometres (over the month) to raise funds for lifesaving heart disease research. MyMarathon gives the opportunity to run…

Ruby’s Story

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You may have seen long-term Burnie Brae member Ruby around the Centre, but you may not know that much of Ruby’s life has been spent helping others. Following thirteen years working in pharmacies, Ruby moved into nursing, with three years working in Ingham. During that time, she had to learn her nursing skills on the…

Amazing Connections Revealed at Government House

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During June, His Excellency the Governor of Queensland, Honourable Paul de Jersey AC welcomed our Burnie Brae members to Government House for a guided tour of the estate. One of the tour participants was Burnie Brae member, Mrs Lyndal Moore, who attended Ithaca Creek State School with the Governor in the 1950s. His Excellency and Mrs Moore also share…

Over 10 Years of Volunteering

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When Eddie retired from his job as a Crane Driver, his first thought was “what’s next”? “I’ve never been out of a job unless I wanted to be, I’d do anything, and it wouldn’t matter.” Eddie started volunteering at Burnie Brae in 2010, driving the 12 seater bus to transport clients from their homes to…

Service with a Smile

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We were delighted to receive a letter from Burnie Brae clients Merv and Kathy in March. The letter, titled “Service with a Smile”, expressed Merv and Kathy’s experience with Burnie Brae staff. “I have recently had eye surgery to correct a medical issue that was affecting my vision, the surgery takes a while to heal…