Friendship network

Christmas on the Street typifies the friendship network which continues to blossom wherever Rosies outreaches. In Caloundra, some 25 volunteers joined forces with Club Kawana (baked dinner), Barber’s Shed (free grooming), Rotary Club (special hampers), family (special gifts) and Orange Sky Laundry. Of course, this spirit of giving continues in 2017 for our very appreciative …

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Conviviality and team work

Christmas on the Street in Logan is a tradition and 2016 was no exception. All our patrons and volunteers, young and old alike shared stories; and they can because they know we are friends all year round. Rosies’ unique contribution to the Logan community was beautifully featured on the ABC TV Breakfast showing the wonderful …

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A memorable time

The Gold Coast Annual Christmas Party was once again a great success.  Patrons came from far and wide to join with Rosies to celebrate this special time of year. Special thanks to Nonna’s, Ardent Leisure (QI) and Gold Coast Community Fund for being the main sponsor. A huge thanks to Bekkie O’Connor for being our …

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Looking forward to cooler months.

Thanks Kay Rivers and the team in Cairns who kept everything running smoothly while Lyall, the branch coordinator, took a well deserved break.  Our volunteers and patrons are looking forward to autumn as the summers are always tough in tropical Far North Queensland. Our local committee are working closely with the Cairns Regional Council to …

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Growing support from the local community

Our Brisbane services have expanded and we are contemplating additional outreaches. Growing support from many and varied individuals and organisations continues to amaze us. More importantly it enables Rosies, among other things, to supply our patrons at the Aspley caravan park with regular material support to add to our offering of friendship. Just the other …

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New life in Beenleigh

New life in Beenleigh. It started with our first Christmas outreach in 2016 and has blossomed in 2017. The support of Logan Village Family Favourites Bakery and the Sikh community along with Chatswood Hills Sate School and some wonderful families has been crucial in catering for a growing number of patrons. Bob, a regular patron, …

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Flexibility and efficiency.

Our volunteers in Mareeba are a flexible bunch responding to shifting community dynamics. For the last half of 2016 they joined with other groups to support a new outreach venture in a different part of town. Now that is established, they are back in their usual spot near the skate park and the young patrons …

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484 years of service!

Here are some of our Gold Coast volunteers receiving their certificates for long term service. Not all recipients were able to join us, but they were there in spirit! The recipients have contributed nearly 500 years of service to Rosies. It was great to see Tom who recently retired from Rosies at age 91. Thank …

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