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Volunteer army mobilising to deliver “Spirit of Buderim”

An army of willing Buderim volunteers will mobilise this weekend to deliver a very special publication to every home in the Buderim community.

The “Spirit of Buderim” publication is a joint initiative of the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) and the Buderim Foundation.

Buderim Foundation Chair Prof. Paul Clark said the 16-page publication celebrates the community’s achievements and seeks to explain how important our volunteers are in enriching the lives of every resident in the area.

“There are countless stories each and every day about those who give their time, their energy and their talent for the benefit of others while nourishing their own spirit in the process and the Spirit of Buderim aims to highlight just some of them,” Prof. Clark said.

This publication is the signature partnership initiative by the BWMCA and Buderim Foundation to mark Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (from December 7-13) and it will include information about many of the community organisations affiliated with the BWMCA so people can find out more and become involved if they wish.

2015 BWMCA President Simon Whittle said “Spirit of Buderim validates social researcher Hugh Mackay’s proposition that ‘It’s not where you live but how you live’. This is a timely message in the wake of Hugh’s recent visit to celebrate the BWMCA’s 70th anniversary and we hope it will resonate with all those who’ve chosen to call Buderim home.”

Mr. Whittle said what made the publication even more special was the way it will be delivered.

“17,000 copies have been printed and our army of volunteers will be pounding the pavements from the weekend of December 12 and 13 to deliver to every home in the Buderim area.

“We think this publication is really special and because it has information that is likely to be of value to every member of our community, we will be delivering to every single letterbox – this is not junk mail so we hope everyone will receive the publication in the spirit in which it has been created. If you see our volunteers on their rounds please say hello,” Mr. Whittle said.

If you would like to help with the delivery just turn up in the carpark behind the War Memorial Hall in Church Street between 9 and 10am on Saturday.

Additional copies of Spirit of Buderim will be available while stocks last from the Old Post Office from the middle of next week. They make a great reference for locals and something to send on to family and friends so they see why we choose to live where we live.

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