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Volunteers enjoy festive fun in Mooloolaba

13 December 2019
More than 50 volunteers and several staff members attended the Suncare Christmas celebrations at Mooloolaba Bowls Club last weekend. With a mixed level of abilities, some attendees brought their own bowls and assisted others, while other people made up their own rules! More fun followed with lunch, quizzes and prizes which gave many volunteers the...
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Suncare recognised at Queensland State Awards

05 December 2019
Suncare Community Services was presented as a Semi Finalist in the prestigious Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award by The Hon Coralee O'Rourke MP, Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors at the 2019 Queensland Community Achievement Awards Gala Presentation Dinner, held at Royal on the Park Brisbane...
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Meals on Wheels Maroochydore Volunteer wins community services award

03 December 2019
Kerryn Andreasen has been volunteering for almost 2 years at Suncare Meals on Wheels in Maroochydore, and her dedication to supporting the senior Sunshine Coast community was formally recognised at a recent award ceremony. Kerryn was nominated by a number of Suncare staff and was backed by many co-volunteers who have worked with her over the years...
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Inaugural community service award for making people's lives better

14 November 2019
For more than 15 years Jacqueline Clark-Gowans has been dedicated to making people’s lives better at not-for-profit organisation Suncare Community Services. For the first time in the organisation’s forty-nine year history, an overall Employee of the Year Award was presented via a peer nomination scheme, where more than three hundred and fifty staff...
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Community services organisation proud finalist at the Sunshine Coast Business Awards

11 November 2019
Suncare Community Services was among the record number of 210 businesses who stepped forward to apply for the Sunshine Coast Business Awards this year. With just ten organisations making it to the final stage in the Social Enterprise category, not-for-profit Suncare’s Chief Executive Russell Mason was thrilled with the outcome. “The application...
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Community organisations band together to showcase services in the Wide Bay region.

08 November 2019
Throwing a housewarming party is one thing but hosting an office warming is quite another, but that’s just what local not-for-profit community organisation Suncare Community Services did on Wednesday 6 November. The new office relocation was the perfect time to hold an open day event, to welcome residents and meet other service organisations in the...
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National Carer's Week celebrations

16 October 2019
To celebrate National Carer’s Week, Suncare CRCC & Carer Support and Carers Qld organised some fun carers’ events this week. On Tuesday 15 October, more than 120 carers attended the Maroochydore Surf Club for a delicious buffet lunch. Entertainment was provided by Totally Charlie and his wife Dorothy, who got many people off their seats and doing...
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Suncare Volunteers Finalists at the National Aged and Community Services Australia (ASCA) Awards  

11 October 2019
Suncare Volunteers Finalists at the National Aged and Community Services Australia (ASCA) Awards The bright lights of the big city lured Suncare volunteer Sally Dickinson away from the Sunshine Coast this week. Sally and fellow volunteer Paul Freeborough, represented Queensland as finalists in the 2019 National Volunteer of the Year category at the...
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Hervey Bay Open Morning - 6 November

11 October 2019
To celebrate the relocation of our Hervey Bay office, we are holding an Open Morning on Wednesday 6 November from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Suncare team have been busy making connections with community organisations around the area in Central Plaza Three and are delighted that several can attend the celebration and showcase their services on the day....
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25 years of dedicated volunteering

03 October 2019
Karen Lowe celebrates 25 years of volunteering at the Suncare Meals on Wheels kitchen this year. Karen has seen many changes throughout the years, with kitchen extensions and changes in systems. Throughout the years she has been a dedicated team player, always ready to jump in and lend a helping hand - and always with a smile on her face. We are...
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