BUSY FINGERS Sept-Oct 2019

By Sandra

Charity - Bribie Island - BUSY FINGERS

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The Art Gallery

We have done some more rearranging lately and we are pleased to announce the opening of our new Art Gallery. It now houses an assortment of pictures including the larger ones we had problems displaying in the main shop area. As you enter the shop, the doorway to the gallery is on the right side wall next to the change room, next time you are in the shop have a wander through, we continue to have sales on pictures periodically, so please check the blackboard as you enter the shop.

New Truck

As we have had our ute for over ten years now, we thought it was probably time to upgrade, this truck will transport more and has a tuck-away lifter to help our delivery drivers with bulky items. We continue to have a free pick up service, going as far as the big roundabout at Bestmann Road Ningi. Our delivery service is very reasonably priced and your purchases will be delivered usually the same day or the next morning. If you need our pick up service please call Sonia on 3408 1014.

Loss of a Dear Friend

We were sad to hear of the passing of a very dear friend and loyal customer Anita, who continually visited the shop. The number of times I would hear “Hello Sandra, how are you today?” were numerous and it was great to have a little chat and find out what she was up to. Quite often it was a case of “hubby has gone to Aldi, his favourite haunt, so he dropped me off here for a browse”. Anita was a friendly and generous lady who would have a chat as she wandered through the shop and often dropped in with biscuits for morning tea, saying here is a little something for all the hard work you all do for the island.

I have known Anita for many years and will truly miss her, as will the staff of Busy Fingers. Our condolences and love go to Fred, her family and friends, the shop will not be the same without her dropping in for a “browse”. We have lost a few dear friends over the past year and we sincerely hope their families are coping with loss.


Over the past month, we have continued to support the VMR with fuel and also the BI Hospice with the Palliative Care suite in the Church of Christ Aged Care Village. We have also recently committed to supporting BI Global Care with their Foodbank account. Other donations have been given to Meals on Wheels who required a commercial Dish Washer, the Banksia Beach C&K Kindergarten with both indoor and outdoor educational equipment. The Fishability Program with a small freezer and also the Bombora Outriggers with a laptop.

If you require assistance

If you are a member of an island club or association and require assistance please let us know. We try to assist all not for profit associations and sporting clubs, we also assist the Police, SES, VMR, and the BI Hospice. Our President Karen is quite happy to come along to your club and present our aims and goals and how your club can apply for assistance.

Please call 3410 1920 or email [email protected] if you wish to have a presentation or if you wish to apply for a grant of assistance. When applying for assistance please include a contact name and phone number and also a current equipment quote, tell us a bit about your association/club and membership and why you need the equipment you are requesting. Please be aware we only deal with island associations and groups, not individuals.

Busy’s Supporter

We have a wonderful supporter John of Banksia Beach who builds and donates wooden toys for sale in the shop, helping us raise funds for the benefit of the Bribie Island community, so thank you very much, John.


We always need volunteers so if you wish to join our family please call Sonia on 3408 1014 or come in and speak to her; we are registered and approved by Centrelink and the employment agencies. It is a chance to make new friends while giving back to your community. We continue to have daily sales, which we announce on the blackboard at the entrance of the shop, so please check it out. Once again, we thank Richard and the Bribie Islander family for supporting both Busy Fingers and the Island Community. Hope to see you in the shop soon. Sandra.

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A highly successful sales and leadership career working in a number of different and very competitive industries. Engaging with decision makers at all levels in business and government. Three decades employed by corporations, SME businesses in senior roles and almost twelve years operating as a freelance contractor has equipped me well for all aspects of business. Whether leading and mentoring sales teams, or in a direct sales role I enjoy the challenge to meet and exceed expectations. Making a real and tangible difference in either a team environment or as an individual is an important personal goal I have consistently achieved throughout my career. In all of my business and personal dealings over the years there is one issue that stands out above all others - communication. Excellent communication skills creates trust, helps with mutually beneficial outcomes and above all cements long lasting positive relationships. I strive everyday to communicate effectively with the people I encounter.