Trio of angels are all up for Victorian volunteer awards

web----Angels---Pamperazzi_pe_c3_20150420CLOWNING AROUND: Carol Lowden (left) with Buckland House resident Claire Kerin and Pamperazzi clowns Raylene Plummer and Denise Kramarczuk. MOVE IT: Jean Reardon (right, centre) encourages Bindaree residents to ‘keep it moving or lose it’.

THREE High Country Angels – volunteers with the pastoral care services to Mansfield hospital’s aged care services – have been nominated for the 2015 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards.

Jean Reardon, Raylene Plummer and Denise Kramarczuk’s names were put forward to the Minister for Health’s department as possible nominations for annual awards by Mansfield District Hospital and the High Country Angels.

Of the hundreds of names put forward from across the state the minister’s office then chooses which names will go forward as nominations in the six categories.

Mrs Reardon has been chosen as a nominee in the ‘Outstanding lifetime achievement’ category – an award which acknowledges the commitment and contribution of a volunteer over a ‘lifetime’ of service.

Volunteering does not necessarily have to be with the organisation that submitted their name.

Mrs Reardon has for more than 30 years voluntarily worked with many charity organisations around town including St Vinnies, the football club, meals on wheels and the hospital including Buckland House, Bindaree – and particularly of late the dementia ward.

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