Bribie Island – Wallum Action Group

For the Wallum Action Group by Neil Wilson

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The Wallum Action Group Community Nursery uses funds that are raised by plant sales to provide assistance for many causes and over the years this has included providing wheelchairs to the Caboolture Hospital, paying for the training of an assistance dog, donating defibrillators to various organisations and helping many others in times of crisis.

With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that President David Wearne describes the past twelve months as arguably their most active year to date. ‘We kicked the year off by donating several torches to the SES and followed it up with the donation of another four defibrillators.

More recently, we funded the purchase of three television sets for the Caboolture Hospital and made a donation of $15,000 to Camp Quality,’ said David. ‘As well as that, the nursery has assisted Wildlife Rescue and BIKES as well as sponsoring the Bribie Island and Sandstone Point Carols events,’ he added.

Speaking about the Wallum Action Group’s attendance at the annual Camp Quality family Christmas party which was held at Brennan Park, David said that volunteers from the nursery held raffles and sold plants to raise funds for the Camp Quality families. ‘Our donation of $15,000 will allow fifteen families to go on a weeklong holiday,’ he pointed out.

As more gardening enthusiasts are finding out about the Bribie Island Community Nursery, it recently became necessary to extend the opening hours to cater to the demand and the new hours are from 8 am to Noon on weekdays as well as on the first Saturday of each month. The nursery offers customers an exceptional range of very competitively priced plants to choose from.

As do many organisations at this time of year, the Wallum Action Group recently held their Christmas Party and during the very well attended event which was held in the spacious Orchid House, long-time volunteers Ann Ward (who only recently retired from the role of Treasurer) and Millie Vuksan were recognised for over twenty years of service to the group.

The Wallum Action Group Community Nursery is located on First Avenue next door to the Orchid House and during the Christmas and New Year period will be closed from Noon on December 20th and will re-open on January 6th.

Anyone needing further information about the nursery should either pay a visit to the well-stocked premises or call 0407 699 953.

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