Bribie Community Volunteers Recognised

Seven Bribie Island volunteers have been recognised for their contribution to the community in the 2021 Longman Volunteer Awards.

Amir Cao, Amanda Waters, Christine Stoddart, Petra and Hans Krumbholz, Herb Coleman and Liz Radajewski recently received their awards from the Federal Member for Longman Terry Young.

Ms Cao has been involved in many community groups on the island including, Busy Fingers, Bribie State Primary School, Bribie State High School P&C and Bribe Volunteer Marine Rescue.

Amanda Waters has volunteered for over 15 years, mostly School P&Cs at Banksia Beach State School and Bribie Island State High School.

Christine Stoddart has volunteered with Bribie Respite and Support Services Inc. since 2015, goes over and above her normal duties and is adored by staff, clients and the management committee.

Since coming to Australia, Petra and Hans Krumbholz have been extremely generous with their time and made financial contributions to many local charities, organisations and events, including the Sandstone Carols by Candlelight.

Herb Coleman has been a key member of Sandstone Point Community Association since 2003, has overseen management and improvement of the community hall and has worked to get many other local improvements.

Liz Radajewski was the first woman to be appointed as the Commodore of Volunteer Marine Rescue Bribie Island and has taken part in countless marine rescues over the years, all while looking after her elderly mother.

Presenting the awards Mr Young said, “Volunteers are the unsung heroes in every community and my electorate of Longman is no different.

“Our volunteers are true champions. You don’t always see them, as many of them are working hard behind the scenes, but they are there, just getting on with the job at hand.

“That’s why it was a pleasure to acknowledge many of the volunteers in our community at the 2021 Longman Volunteer Awards.”

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