Heal for Life Foundation has honoured a “loving and generous” volunteer as well as congratulated 25 volunteers and facilitators on their completion of various training requirements at a “graduation ceremony” held at its Quorrobolong centre of Friday February 21.
HFL general manager June Parkin and founder Liz Mullinar presented Lisa Presbury with its Supporter of the Year Award. Ms Mullinar said Ms Presbury, an executive with the Greater Building Society, had provided much love and support over 10 years to staff and guests as well as helping to raise funds for it to be able to run programs to help survivors of childhood abuse and trauma.
Ms Presbury co-ordinates and participates in regular working bees at the HFL property as well as fund-raising drives. She and fellow Greater Building Society executives donate funds from their pay each week to provide scholarships for survivors to undertake training.
Ms Mullinar said that even while Lisa was battling breast cancer she was always there with love and support for HFL peer support volunteers and guests.
The celebrations continued as 25 HFL volunteer peer support volunteers and facilitors, all of them survivors of childhood trauma or abuse, where recognised for having completed various forms of training in 2013 from facilitator training through to first aid training.
Heal for Life Foundation has provided help and support to more than 5,000 survivors of childhood abuse and trauma since it was established in through residential healing programs and telephone support. It also provides training to organisations and health professionals on trauma related care.
The Greater Charitable Foundation partnered Heal for Life from 2011-2013, with the organisation using funding to provide assistance programs for victims of childhood trauma and abuse.
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