Category: 25 Years of STAR

  • 25 Years of STAR. Robyn

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 17: Robyn: “Thanks to the support from STAR, I live independently and confidently- knowing that support is just a phone call away.” Read more about Robyn and her awe-inspiring story about living independently in spite of barriers.

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Lorraine King

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 15: Lorraine King: "All my life I've cared for others, I am most grateful that someone is here to help me now when I need it."

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Eilleen Jones

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 14: Eileen Jones: Around 13 years ago, Elaine found herself living on her own and not being able to drive. “ I felt very restricted. It was an isolating time.”

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Peter Neville

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 13: Peter Neville - an NDIS participant, started his journey with STAR when he was accessing the Beelarong community farm and used transport to attend appointments.

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Valerie Long

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 12: Valerie Long: “ With STAR, I know I will always be listened to.” Read more about how Valerie is enjoying a healthy and independent retirement.

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Mike and Sue

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 10: Sue and Mike: “ It makes us happy to see them happy.”  Mike and Sue Broadbent, STAR Easy Shopper bus volunteers bring joy and friendship to elderly clients through their weekly social shopping trips. 

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Kym Green

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 9: Kym Green: "I am not an inconvenience." These five words summarise the inspirational story of Kym green who had an accident causing paralysis from waist down. “ After five months of intense rehabilitation I walked out of the hospital.”

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Dan Kennedy

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.   #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 8: Dan Kennedy: “I would want someone to help me when I need it.” For Dan Kennedy, a STAR volunteer- volunteering is a way of life.

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Joan Thompson

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.   #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 7: “STAR introduced me to the senior lunch clubs. I went one week, then again the next week and have never missed one since then without a good reason.”

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Ray Jean

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 16: Ray Jean:  “I enjoy my own company but it certainly helps to have good company.”

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Joan and Rodney Ellwood

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 11: Joan and Rodney: “We can do most things by ourselves. But it is so good to get a helping hand with little things we can’t manage on our own home anymore.” Joan and Rodney Ellwood, STAR clients.

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Tom Hughes

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 6: Prior to retiring, Tom Hughes used to visit his mother at a nursing home in Wynnum. Tom noticed some residents never had any visitors. He knew then how he wanted to spend his retirement years. 

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Samara de Garis

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 5: "I now have the confidence to be the best advocate for Samara that I can be." Sue de Garis is the mother of Samara de Garis- STAR NDIS client. She shares Samara's NDIS journey and achievements.

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  • 25 Years of STAR. Tamar Flannery

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. Tune in for 25 daily stories starting rom 20 September.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 4: "Whatever your dream is - follow it" - is the motto of Tamar Flannery-  a fiercely independent young woman living with cerebral palsy. 

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Diana Kerton

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 3: Diana Kerton: "I have the freedom to be a part of the community." For Diana social connections are integral to her wellbeing. 

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  • 25 Years of STAR: Heather Coombes

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories that celebrate the clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. #25YearsofSTAR

    STORY NUMBER 2: Published author and STAR client Heather Coombes shares her inspiring story of gaining independence and empowerment.

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  • 25 Years of STAR: the story of STAR's origin

    STAR began 25 years ago with kindness and empowerment at the core of its mission to support vulnerable people live independently. To mark this bright occasion, we are showcasing 25 stories of our clients, volunteers, and programs that make us who are today. Tune in for 25 daily stories starting from 20 September.  #25YearsofSTAR 

    STORY NUMBER 1:  Read how the foundation of STAR was laid, through the memoirs of Kath McNeilly- one of the 8 honourary founding members of STAR.

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