Blue Care rattle tins
MORE than 100 volunteers will take to the streets and roads of Lockyer Valley from June 14-27 for Blue Care Lockyer's annual Doorknock Appeal to raise funds for vital care services in the community.
Blue Care Lockyer Community Care Service Manager Elaine Horrocks said Blue Care is hoping to raise more than $18,000 from the appeal.
“Blue Care's services are subsidised by governments, however, as the cost of caring is substantially more than the funds provided, we rely on the generous support of the local community to help us provide the best care for our clients and residents,” Mrs Horrocks said.
“Every cent counts and will assist Blue Care in providing services including community nursing, personal care and respite support.
“Volunteers will be easily recognisable with an official Blue Care name badge worn by everyone and donations over $2 are tax deductible.”
The Doorknock Appeal coincides with Blue Care Awareness Week which runs from June 14-20 and will see local Blue Care centres across Queensland and northern New South Wales hold events to promote local services available in the community.
“I invite people to visit Blue Care Lockyer Community Care during Blue Care Awareness Week and have a chat to staff about support services offered to the elderly, people with a disability and others in need,” Mrs Horrocks said.
“Blue Care has been caring for people in the Lockyer Valley since 1970 and the demand for our services is increasing every year,” she said.
“Over the years Blue Care has become one of Australia's leading providers of community health and residential aged care and this status can be directly attributed to the hard work and dedication of our staff.
“Their expertise and compassion is respected in our community and is what truly sets the organisation apart.”
Services in the Lockyer Valley area are offered to people in their homes, workplace and in the community.
For further information on Blue Care Lockyer Community Care phone (07) 5462 1834 or visit www.bluecare.org.au