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QEII Volunteering Services put community spirit in the spotlight

27 March 2024

QEII Hospital's Volunteering Services team have put community spirit in the spotlight after claiming not one, but two prestigious Morton Volunteer Awards. 

Beloved QEII volunteer for the past 24 years and counting, local legend Stan Belas has raised thousands of dollars annually to improve the hospital grounds and amenities, a living testament to Stan’s selfless dedication to QEII and the local community. 

Adding the honour to a long list of accolades earned over the past two decades, Stan says he is honoured to receive the award, though his focus remains on progress over praise.

“It’s nice, but I’m not here for the awards. I’m here to make money for the hospital gardens and the teams,” said Stan. 

Continuing his invaluable work with a five-day commitment across three wards, Stan shows no sign of slowing down.

“I’ve always got business on the mind, and I’m always seeking out new connections to get new projects running.”

QEII Volunteer Coordinator, Amanda Spann, was also awarded highlighting her passion, dedication and leadership of the Volunteer team, and for her invaluable contribution to the southside community through her work. 

Clocking up eight years in her role this March, Amanda says it is a privilege to lead the Volunteer team and looks forward to continuing her work across QEII and the community.

“I feel blessed to be working with such a wonderful team of passionate, caring and dedicated volunteers. The patients, visitors and staff value the comfort, trust and support received from each and every volunteer,” said Amanda. 

Nominated by Member for Toohey Peter Russo MP for their tireless dedication, the pair were honoured in a special ceremony hosted by Graham Perrett MP in February. 

With 32 years of service between them, Stan and Amanda are champions of volunteering and look forward to their next challenge.

Last updated 27 March 2024
Last reviewed 27 March 2024

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