A puzzling gift from Suncare Community Services 

13 May 2020
Community Service gift

In the coming weeks around 3,000 puzzle books will be delivered between the Gold Coast to Rockhampton, to some of the community’s more vulnerable members thanks to Suncare Community Services and the creative minds of the Community Engagement team.  

Based on the current Covid-19 restrictions Suncare Community Services has adjusted their social support services to produce and deliver a puzzle book as a gift to brighten the day of customers while they stay home.   

Suncare Chief Executive Russell Mason said staff have worked hard to produce the delightful book for those who need it most.   

“We are very slowly coming out of this challenging and frightening time, but those who are more vulnerable continue to take caution and likely choose to stay at home. Our services have continued throughout this time and will remain to help those in need, this book is simply a gift to remind them that they are valued,” said Mr Mason. 

“We are not just delivering books but providing an important visit to monitor health and well-being of each individual.  

“Our Care Coordinators and Support Workers have been very understanding at a time which has made it possible for us to continue essential services for our clients.  

“When the Maroochydore Community Centre had to close its doors, Community Engagement Manager, Liza Mellon knew exactly what customers needed. The activity book was created to keep their mind active and bring joy to their day.  

“In addition, Suncare Community Services will gift the books with a pen that’s been designed for ease of use particularly for those that have difficulty with fine motor skills.    

“We understand how important the continuity of our service is at this time and that our staff embrace the opportunity to deliver generous deeds as part of scheduled services each week.”  


Suncare Community Services has well-developed protocols and processes for infection control events, keeping clients and staff as safe as possible at all times.  

The delivery of all services remains at the direction of the Department of Health, personal protective equipment and clothing is worn, and social distancing is maintained at all times.   

“We are so grateful to live in such a giving community and our staff love being able to deliver acts of kindness to our clients,” said Mr Mason.   

“No contribution is too small as every gift we deliver, genuinely makes a difference.”  

For further information about Suncare Community Services please call 1800 786 227