Beaudesert Branch celebrates 25 years of making a difference

Volunteers were in the spotlight as Cancer Council Queensland’s Beaudesert branch recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Over 160 volunteers, staff, and community members came together to recognise the achievements of the branch in a night full of music, fine food and fun.

Julia and Scott Knoll, Di Dixon, Ada Banks and Helen Gilles at the Beaudesert Branch's 25th Anniversary Party

Julia and Scott Knoll, Di Dixon, Ada Banks and Helen Gilles at the Beaudesert Branch’s 25th Anniversary Party

Since being formed by a group of volunteers in 1991, the Beaudesert branch has been held in high regard by the local community, and continues to be a great champion of CCQ’s mission. Over the years the branch has raised awareness of our work through the promotion of community events like Relay for Life, Daffodil Day and Run for a Cure.

Banking its first $51.50 on the 9th of April 1991, the branch has only grown in strength and impact. Volunteers in attendance were excited to be told that in the past 25 years, they had helped raise over $180,000 for CCQ – an achievement that was certainly worth celebrating!

There can be no doubt that these volunteers have had a huge impact on our work over the years, enabling CCQ to continue supporting cancer patients through research, prevention, early detection and advocacy.

Executive Manager of Fundraising Events, Scott Knoll presented the 2015 CancerFREE Challenge Spirit award to the branch, while Country singer James Blundell provided the soundtrack to the evening, entertaining guests and helping mark the occasion. Yet it was really the commitment of the branch’s volunteers, and a focus on their continued strength into the future that was the focus of the event.

Thank you and congratulations to all the volunteers of our Beaudesert branch. Your dedication continues to have a positive impact on the community.

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