Kingborough Carers’ Expo

A few snapshots of today’s Carers’ Expo at the Kingborough Community Hub.

I chatted to a variety of service organisations which support family carers in various ways. I also attended the premiere of a great short film “More than Carers” which I will share in a separate post.

The success of the expo is a huge credit to Kingborough Council, Dementia Friendly Tasmania Inc., Mast Films and all the service providers who exhibited.

Palliative Care Tasmania AGM and Awards

Whenever I attend Palliative Care Tasmania events it gives me immense pride to reflect on the role I played in fighting to save this wonderful organisation from closure (twice). They have an important role to play in educating Tasmanians about death, dying, grief and bereavement and promoting excellence in the delivery of palliative care, all of which contributes to a significant improvement in the care experience of Tasmanians with life-limiting illness.

Some highlights of tonight’s Annual General Meeting and Palliative Care Awards included:

  • Jane Jupe’s award and acceptance of life membership of the organisation,
  • Her Excellency the Hon. Barbara Baker AC’s acceptance of an invitation to serve as Patron of PCT, and
  • catching up again with the amazing Colleen Johnstone, under whose leadership PCT continues to go from strength to strength.

Thank you to Government House for hosting the Awards. A huge congratulations to all the finalists, runners-up and winners and thank you for your ongoing commitment to quality palliative care.

Fusion Kingston

Lovely afternoon tea yesterday at Fusion Adventure Based Learning in Kingston, who are fundraising so they can help deliver more food (fruit, vegetables etc.) to other organisations around the area.It’s a great circle – organisations helping organisations.

And I bid the highest for the hamper!

Fusion Kingston is part of Fusion Australia – a national youth and community organisation with over 50 years’ experience.

Thanks Susan and David and everyone involved for a fun, yummy and relaxing event.

Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre donation

Happy to leave my donation with the Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre‘s fabulous co-ordinator, Cate Clark, to help the Centre put together their Christmas hampers.

Last year the Centre delivered 100 Christmas hampers and 78 Christmas meals (including main and dessert) to the Rokeby community.

Neighbourhood houses are the hearts of the communities they serve, and because they do such a great job a little bit of support for their work can go a long way!

Edna’s Christmas luncheon

I always enjoy volunteering to help my local community, especially for a wonderful local charity like Kingborough Helping Hands.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, attended, put their hands in their pockets and helped raise much-needed funds at Edna’s annual Christmas luncheon yesterday. All funds raised will be put towards KHH projects which support people who have fallen on hard times.

Community spirit is alive and well in Kingborough.

Kingston Beach Access Ramp opening

Lovely to catch up again with Dean Winter MP and Mayor Paula Wriedt at the Kingborough Council opening of the new Kingston Beach Access Ramp this morning – located on Osborne Esplanade between Beach Road and Victoria Street.

The rain held off, and the sun even shone, which was a bonus. Along with making access easier to members of the community it is also much easier for the Kingston Beach Surf Lifesaving Club members to get their equipment onto the beach and keep beach users safe.

Remembrance Day

A fitting Remembrance Day tribute from the Kingston Beach RSL to those who served in World War I especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Great to see Dean Winter MP, Mayor Paula Wriedt and St Aloysius Catholic College students also paying their respects.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest we forget.