Sunshine Toyota on board as Buderim Foundation sponsor

The Buderim Foundation welcomes prominent coast business Sunshine Toyota as a major sponsor, joining its two existing long term sponsors Buderim Pharmacy and Edenlea on Buderim.

Buderim Foundation Chair Professor Paul Clark said “We greatly value the long-term high quality relationship we have with our existing major sponsors and I am delighted that Sunshine Toyota is joining the Foundation ‘family’. Their genuine commitment in giving back to the community aligns with our purpose and therefore makes them a natural fit with our organisation.”

Sunshine Toyota Dealer Principal Darren Venning said “Living in Tanawha, I’ve witnessed what the Buderim Foundation has done for residents throughout Post Code 4556 over the past few years so I’m thrilled to be able to support the work it does and the community benefits it provides. Last year alone, 22 local organisations shared around $60,000 in grants. I am also looking forward to being an active part of the Foundation and seeing my team contribute back to this community.”

Mr Venning said he was particularly excited by the opportunity to work with the Buderim Foundation’s Youth Program as a way of supporting the next generation of Sunshine Coast leaders.

“The Foundation has done a great job in establishing philanthropy programs at a number of schools in the Buderim area and we are keen to work with them to grow these programs.

“We’ve also got a strong commitment to developing our staff into better leaders and we undertake a number of leadership activities that would align well with the shared goals of our two organisations,” Mr Venning said.

Professor Clark said the new partnership would help to ensure the organisation’s overheads are met while taking the Foundation’s profile to new levels of awareness within the Buderim community.

“It also preserves the Foundation’s central message that every dollar raised or donated goes directly to its Trust funds with only the earnings used to resource its annual grant program,” he said.

Food and Wine Package supports Foundation

There’s a number of great ways to enjoy good food and wine on Buderim whilst supporting your community foundation. None better than by grabbing one of these great offers tailored to suit your budget.


Now on offer is a special package of the cooking and lifestyle book Essence of Buderim, together with six bottles of the Buderim Foundation fine red wine for only $120. (Previously $150)

Or you might prefer one of these options:
•    Buy the Foundation’s fine red wine for $200 per dozen
•    $100 for a half dozen
•    $17.50 per bottle

The wine is a 2011 vintage Stonewell District Shiraz selected by a panel of the Foundation’s wine buffs. Its quality is well summed up by Buderim’s David Edwards who owns a 3000 bottle cellar and is considered one of the best wine palates on the Coast.
“This is a silky smooth Shiraz that can be enjoyed now but its full potential as an outstanding wine with fully integrated structure will be realised by cellaring for five years or more. Great value”

You can make any of these purchases simply by downloading order form, completing with payment details and returning to Erik Larsen PO Box 39 Buderim 4556 or email to [email protected] or phone 0419772928.
Delivery will be organised.

Naming of Stuart Weir Place

The 20th of Februaury 2015 saw the official naming of Stuart Weir Place in memory of retired Australian Army Officer, Mr Stuart Weir, for his outstanding levels of civic service to the Buderim community.

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said he was delighted that a wonderful Buderim asset was officially named ‘Stuart Weir Place’ after a truly inspirational and dedicated Buderim gentleman.

The name proposal was submitted by the board of Buderim Foundation and received positive endorsement from three significant Buderim community groups – the Buderim Historical Society, the Buderim Foundation and the Chair of the Buderim War Memorial Community Association – and unanimous support from Sunshine Coast Councillors.