Maitland Volunteer Conference a heartfelt success!

  • by Volunteer Hub
  • May 22, 2017

Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 NSW Palliative Care Volunteer Conference Expressions of Care last Friday a big success. The speakers showed us their heart for palliative care and shared with us their memorable stories and wisdom.

“Makes me feel like I am giving something beautiful to the world” – a comment from a patient in palliative care, told by Mary Ashton speaking about the Music and Memory program at Calvary Kogarah.

‘Make a decision to be on your own team’ – Dr Phillipa Leonard who spoke about resilience and her own journey through long term illness.

‘The students got to ask any questions that they wanted to – about death, sex, life’ – Kerrie Noonan from Groundswell introducing Passengers, a documentary about a program with Penrith High drama students and people’s stories of dying.

‘(even after doing a Masters in Psycho-counseling) I find that yoga brings the most benefit to the people I work with’ – Adore Yoga’s Nikola Ellis speaking about her own journey through anxiety and her work with people with chronic illness.

Thank you to our sponsors: Friends of Palliative Care, Winston Hills Mall, CareSearch and Picaluna.

Thank you to for their in-kind support: Volunteers for Palliative Care, Beyond Bank, Schweppes and Cancer Council NSW. Palliative Care NSW also provided in-kind support as the conference organiser.

Pic: Alison Dawes and Chris Snook at the conference

See more pics on the Palliative Care NSW Facebook page.

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