A message to our volunteers….
If you ask any of our volunteers why they come in, they’d probably tell you it’s for the homemade cake.
But really it’s because they believe in medical research, and can see firsthand the dedication of our researchers and join in their success.
As part of National Volunteer Week we wanted to take a moment to say thank you to our wonderful volunteers at Children’s Medical Research Institute.
We have many kind hands which help us, and without them we wouldn’t be able to achieve as much as we do.
But there are five volunteers, Lesley Brooks, Denva Barber, Shirley and David Gibbs and Diana Mahony who have reached major milestones, which deserve a special mention.
Lesley and Denva started with us 17 years ago.
Lesley has Rheumatoid Arthritis which has restricted her movement significantly and resulted in a number of operations.
But never once will you hear her grumble or complain about the pain she is in or the operations she has gone through.
Instead, you will find her, along with our other amazing volunteers, helping with day-to-day tasks which are vital to our organisation.
Shirley and David Gibbs have been with us for more than 10 years and have volunteering in their blood.
They came to us from Guide Dogs Australia and regardless of what time of the day it is or day of the week, they always manage a heart-warming smile.
While Diane has been our dedicated fundraiser for almost 20 years, and you’ll never hear her say a task is too big or too small.
To all our volunteers – whether you’ve been with us for 20 years, you’re a new volunteer this year, or you simply help out on Jeans for Genes Day – thank you.
If you would like to volunteer with us, visit www.jeansforgenes.org.au/Sign-up-to-Volunteer