THE Acorn Branch, a fundraising auxiliary for the disability service organisation Li-Ve Tasmania, celebrated another successful year at its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at Oakdale Lodge in Warrane.
Funds raised from the Acorn Branch’s events over the past year have helped to pay for the refurbishment of accommodation and provide furniture and equipment for the people supported by Li-Ve Tasmania.
The Acorn Branch also organises and caters for Li-Ve Tasmania’s annual Christmas party.
Senator Catryna Bilyk attended the AGM and praised the Acorn Branch for its work supporting Li-Ve Tasmania, and its predecessor Oakdale Services, over the past 30 years.
“I always enjoy coming to their fundraising events,” Senator Bilyk said.
“Hundreds of people turn up, which goes to show the high regard the local community has both for Li-Ve Tasmania and the Acorn Branch.
“The events are always well-catered, the entertainment is superb, and the volunteers are all friendly, happy people who are not only passionate about what they do, but clearly have a lot of fun doing it.
“I usually help out in the kitchen serving tea and coffee to guests, as well as donating some raffle prizes from time to time.
“Although the volunteers have a lot of fun, which is important, they never lose sight of their ultimate aim, which is to improve the lives of people with disability.”
Caption: From left, treasurer Marilyn Pinkard, Li-Ve Tasmania chief executive officer Paul Byrne, president Bronwyn Brown, Senator Catryna Bilyk, secretary Maureen McDonald and, pictured front, vice-president Maria Noble.