Thank you to our volunteers this National Volunteers Week

22 May 2020

Meet Alison, one of our amazing volunteers at Castra Murgon

Volunteers make a significant contribution to the lives of Southern Cross Care Queensland (SCCQ) residents and are greatly appreciated by the SCCQ family.

Alison Banbury is just one of these volunteers, working tirelessly at our Castra Murgon Residential Aged Care home. Before covid-19 restrictions, Alison would volunteer five days a week from 8am – midday.

Residential Manager Mavora Wereta says that Alison is an integral part of the Castra Murgon team and is a key part of daily life for the residents.

Alison helps to set up and care for residents during meal times, provides soothing diversional therapy to residents who are anxious, and helps to co-ordinate many of the activities such as bingo, cards and bowls. Alison is also a seamstress and mends many of the clothes of our residents as well as making gowns for palliative care residents if required. Alison has made 50 fabric protective gowns for staff to support our personal protective equipment supplies should we have an outbreak.

Mavora said she is looking forward to having Alison return to her volunteering role and that the residents are missing her smiling face. Thank you, Alison, and all our wonderful volunteers, for the incredible work you do for SCCQ and for making a difference in the lives of our residents.