Cancer Council Beaudesert Branch volunteers have received recognition for their significant contributions to helping those affected by cancer.
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Natashia Gotke and Rhonda Thorpe picked up 10 years of service awards as did their daughters Makyla Gotke and Sarah Thorpe.
Secretary Ellen Logan, who has been involved for about 30 years, with the local branch, received the Spirit of Volunteering Award, to the delight of fellow volunteers.
“Ellen’s award was so deserved. We may be a good team, but she is our driving force, our captain and organizer,” said President Julie Ferguson.
“We were all so pleased her efforts were recognized.”
When the Beaudesert Bulletin congratulated Ellen Logan on her award, she was characteristically humble about the achievement and instead praised her fellow volunteers for their contributions to Cancer Council Queensland.
The awards were presented at an annual thank you event for volunteers on the Gold Coast on 13 December.
At a separate awards ceremony in Brisbane in late November, Russell and Jenny Jenner received the Highest Individual Award for fundraising in Queensland for the Cancer Council for their Kalbar Sunflower Festival, which Beaudesert volunteers help significantly with.
Through the help of volunteers like Beaudesert Branch members, the Jenners raised $60,000 for Cancer Council Queensland and were able to tour the Berghofer Queensland Institute of Medical Research to see firsthand where the money raised goes to help find cures for cancer.