There’s a high tea brewing in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and it’s for a big blooming good cause.
On Sunday 19 May, Bloomhill Cancer Help will host its inaugural ‘High Tea for a Blooming Good Cause’ event at the spectacular Flaxton Gardens.
Cupcakes, croquet and fine china will set the scene from 2pm to 5pm for an afternoon infused with good food, good wine and good company including WIN Weather Presenter Hannah McEwan who will be MC, cancer survivor and councillor Jenny McKay, and rising star, singer-songwriter Lucy Hannah.
The event is the brainchild of an enthusiastic team of University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) public relations students, working with PR firm Reflected Image PRoductions. The students are planning and hosting the event as part of their studies and to raise much-needed funds for Bloomhill.
USC student Emma O’Mara said the team was very excited to be putting their studies into practice by planning and running the high tea event.
“The event will celebrate the bond between all women – mothers, daughters, sisters and friends – all in a relaxed yet elegant setting.
“It’s a bond that is never underrated, but majorly under-celebrated,” Miss O’Mara said.
Bloomhill general manager, Mervat Thompson said they were delighted about the students’ event plans.
“We are really looking forward to it and touched that they have chosen to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Bloomhill as part of their studies,” Ms Thompson said.
“They’ll be helping us help hundreds of people with cancer on the Coast.”
Since 1997, Bloomhill has provided support and assistance to thousands of people affected by cancer and their families throughout the Sunshine Coast. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.
High Tea tickets cost $40 per person. To purchase go to www.usc.edu.au and click on the online payments button. Alternatively phone Bloomhill directly on (07) 5445 5794.
Media contact: Emma O’Mara (0402 766 148)
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On the weekend of March 23 and 24, a total of 9 galleries will be open in Buderim to showcase local talent. Across the Sunshine Coast a total of 50 artists are represented in galleries across the region.
Go and check out the web site to learn more and download a brochure showing where and when!
The Buderim “arts precinct” of the War Memorial Hall and Craft Cottage will be full of life and colour on Easter Saturday, 30th March 2013.
The Easter Fair has been held annually in the precinct since the 1960s, and continues to be one Buderim’s favourite events.
Once again it is to be hosted by three Buderim community groups, the Lions Club , Craft Cottage and Buderim Library.
The organisers are promising an outstanding array of market crafts, pre-loved books, plants, and hand-crafted fashion, together with art and studio crafts from some of the Coast’s finest artists. Home-made gourmet goodies will complete the line-up.
The Hall will host market stalls and the Library book sale. More market stalls will occupy the grounds between the Hall and the Craft Cottage. The Craft Cottage’s studio complex will be filled with art and artisan craft by its 300 plus members.
The famous Lions BBQ will be in operation, and the “cafes” at the Hall and the Craft Cottage will be serving tasty treats from opening time, 8am, until the Fair closes at 2.30pm.
Buderim’s War Memorial Hall is at 3 Main Street (corner Main and Church Streets). Buderim Craft Cottage is next door at 5 Main St. Several public carparks are nearby. Parking will also be available in the school carpark right opposite the Hall, by gold coin donation.
The entire Cottage complex will be filled with beautiful artworks and artisan craft, all hand-made by local artists.
Work for sale will include:
*wearable art in fabric and yarn *jewellery art
*art in acrylics, pen & ink and other media
*napery *soft furnishing accessories
*sculpture * pottery* porcelain art
*artful greeting cards *soft toys
The Cottage’s cafe will be open, serving delicious mouth treats on the terrace.
Date and Time: Saturday March 30th. 8am to 3pm
Venue: Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main St Buderim (next to War Memorial Hall)
As you are aware Australia Day activities on Buderim were cancelled, so we have decided to have our “DELAYED AUSTRALIA DAY FAIR” this Saturday from 8 – 12. We will be having Devonshire teas (including entry to the cottage) $5, our great second hand books for only $2 ea., a produce stall (if you would like to make a cake or slice for us to sell that would be greatly appreciated) and a SUPER – DUPER Trash and Treasure stall on which we have everything from silver to golf clubs. Come along and catch a bargain.
Sadly, the terrible weather has caused the cancellation of the Buderim Australia Event celebrations.
All parties have reached a mutual agreement that for the sake of public safety, none of the planeed activities will be taking place on the 26th January 2013.
FROM THE BWMCA – ON AUSTRALIA DAY ACTIVITIES.
There is considerable uncertainty about the likely weather situation for Saturday’s Australia Day Celebrations in Buderim.
The Australia Day Committee in consultation with the Police and SES will continue to monitor the weather and will advise by 4pm on Friday afternoon 25th January on www.buderim.com & buderim.qld.au. We will also advise radio stations Sunshine FM; Coast FM (ABC); Hot FM if we need to cancel the 9am Parade.
However, even if the Parade is cancelled, the LIONS club will still continue to run from 7am, the Bush Breakfast BBQ and music at Middy’s Complex ; the Combined Churches Australia Day Service will still be held at St Marks Anglican Church at 8am ; and the musical entertainment and food stalls will still operate at the Buderim War Memorial Hall from 10am. Obviously if cyclonic/torrential rain occurs this maybe varied.
The Committee hopes that the weather may improve or at least be reasonable enough to allow activities to proceed, but safety of participants and the community is upmost in our minds.
Chairman BWMCA Australia Day Committee
Do you have good computer skills? Would you like to be a part of this long standing community association?
The BWMCA is currently seeking volunteers to assist with various positions with the organisation.
For more information please contact Robyn Edwards on (07) 5456 1943 or Anne Moorhouse on 5477 0484.
Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name and phone number at the counter of the Old Post Office with one of our friendly volunteers and we will contact you to discuss the current positions available.
The Advisory Committee of the BWMCA takes pleasure in welcoming Jeff Jones to the position of web site coordinator for the Buderim Community site. Jeff is responsible for the dissemination of info through the web site. If you want to send community information to put into the news or any other section of this site, contact Jeff via email and he will organise.
A Survey of your opinions:
SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR BUDERIM
Please spend a few minutes completing our online anonymous community survey, being conducted in partnership between the Buderim War Memorial Community Association and the University of the Sunshine Coast as part of the Sunshine Coast Futures Conference on Sustainable Villages.
The survey opens on Friday the 5th of Oct and will then close on Friday 26th of Oct. Your responses will be analysed by both International and Local experts and then presented back to the community at a traditional town hall style meeting on Thursday 1st of November 2012.
Further details below about the community meeting. Thank you for your time, it is truly appreciated.
What: Buderim ‘Town Hall’ community meeting.
Play a part in shaping Buderim’s future. Join alongside other Buderim locals to help create a future that meets the needs of both current and future generations. Hear from international experts on what makes a prosperous community and how Buderim can take a lead role – using the outcomes from both the Bendigo Bank Community Forum and a recent survey of resident’s top issues.
SPECIAL SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS: In addition to overall future priorities, learn about environmental initiatives in the region and how you can play a role in a sustainable future, featuring a showcase and information booths about environmental and sustainability groups in the region.
When: Thursday 1st November : 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall (Cnr Main and Church Streets).
Refreshments: Tea and Coffee and some light snacks provided.
Cost/RSVP: Nil cost. No RSVP required.
Hosted by: Buderim War Memorial Community Association in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Futures Conference on Sustainable Villages, put together by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council.
Further Info: www.sunshinecoastfutures.com.au/sustainable-villages OR www.buderim.qld.au