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Kids launch Christmas appeal

AN ARMY of children from schools, kindergartens, day care centres and churches throughout Queensland joined forces to help launch UnitingCare’s annual Christmas appeal Operation Santa on 15 November. Children visited Target stores in 57 communities across the state to spread some love, joy and hope with their Christmas gifts for people in their community who would otherwise not receive any ...

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Artists find hope in margins

THE THIRD annual Art from the Margins (AFTM) exhibition, a creative initiative of Wesley Mission Brisbane (WMB), continues to be popular with 380 entries from more than 160 talented artists this year. Part of the Brisbane Festival, AFTM assists artists whose artistic development is limited by homelessness, disability, disadvantage or isolation. The exhibition was spread across three different venues; Wesley ...

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Blue care celebrates loyal staff

BLUE CARE acknowledged long-serving staff who have reached a career milestone of 20 years or more continuous service at the Blue Care Staff Recognition Night in Brisbane on 4 November. Sixty Blue Care staff from across Queensland and northern New South Wales received special awards for their commitment and loyalty to the organisation at the event which was held at ...

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Art from the Margins 2010 photo gallery – Community

For the past six years Wesley Mission Brisbane (WMB) has been inviting Griffith University second year photojournalism students to explore and record the wide variety of community and aged care projects WMB is involved in. This year’s exhibition was entitled Community and incorporated the inaugural Wesley Mission Brisbane photographic awards and people’s choice award for the young photographers. Through these ...

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Aid Agency Hits Back at Christmas Waste

TODAY THE international aid agency Act for Peace launched its annual appeal, the Christmas Bowl, encouraging Australians to share their Christmas with war-torn communities. The appeal is set to hit back at the billions of dollars spent each December on Christmas gifts that prove to be unwanted. Act for Peace’s Executive Director, Alistair Gee said, “We’re injecting some meaning back into ...

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Young parents to gain confidence and support

PREGNANT AND parenting teenagers and young adults and their children will benefit from a Health and Well-being Program thanks to Wesley Mission Brisbane’s (WMB) Young Parent Support Program in Beenleigh, which is receiving funding from the Commonwealth Bank Community Grants program. “We are delighted to receive this additional funding”, said Donna Hanson, Coordinator Young Parents Program. “This program is relevant ...

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New Indigenous health program launches in Central Queensland

A NEW health care program for the Indigenous community launched at Blue Care Central Queensland Allied Health at Gracemere today. The program, a Blue Care first, aims to improve and promote better health for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander people living with chronic and complex care needs. Blue Care Central Queensland Allied Health Service Manager Sue Jones said ...

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Men’s sheds do mental health check

The men’s shed movement has taken off throughout Australia with many groups realising the importance of a space for men to talk abut life, health and faith, or just have a cuppa or build something. The movement also helps older men maintain contact with others when there may be the tendency to keep to themselves. Blue Care Noosa Community Care’s ...

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Queensland organisation receives national acclaim

A QUEENSLAND organisation best known for its ‘blue nurses’ has won national praise for encouraging driver safety among its staff, winning an Australasian Fleet Managers Association (AfMA) award in Melbourne last night. There were three categories in the 2010 Fleet Awards and Blue Care, a leading not-for-profit community health and residential aged care provider, won the esteemed Fleet Safety Award. ...

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Gail Austen OAM guest speaker at Blue Care Donor Appreciation Luncheon

Brisbane entrepreneur and community advocate, Gail Austen OAM, today recognised the wonderful support that donors give Blue Care – one of Australia’s leading providers of community health and residential aged care. Ms Austen was the guest speaker and television personality Lexy Hamilton-Smith was the emcee at the Blue Care Donor Appreciation Luncheon, which recognises and thanks donors for their contribution ...

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