Volunteering for 76 years
Between them, Denise Pullen, Mary Bryant, Allan Cameron, John and Sue Evans, and Judy Dover have volunteered for 76 years.
Their efforts were recognised during National Volunteer Week, May 20-26, at a local award ceremony.
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital celebrated the work of these volunteers with a special morning tea and ceremony.
"We value our volunteers which is evident in the number of years our volunteers have remained with our hospital," said hospital chief Ms Kathy Beverley.
"Encouraging our volunteers to remain with the hospital is important, and providing recognition of their contribution is equally important."
She said that research showed that 96 per cent of those who donated their time for the greater good found more happiness in life.
"The benefits of volunteering are numerous, from improving one's health and happiness to promoting a sense of belonging, boosting mood and making friends," she said.
"Volunteering is a great way to promote strong social networks.
"Research also suggests volunteering is a beneficial way to connect with your community and build positive relationships through creating social capital, building bonds of trust, cooperation and respect for diversity."
Media release, 21 May 2019
Petrina Waddell, Brisbane Water Private Hospital