Branch and Group happenings
Our success stories could not have happened without the tireless work of our Branches and Groups around Victoria.
Our West Gippsland Branch is just one of the many Branches and Groups that works hard to continue our mission in supporting children’s health in Victoria.
Read their story at https://ubcvic.org.au/west-gippsland-branch/
A well deserved honour!
We offer a huge congratulations to Emoke Bakacs, who deservedly was awarded the Medal of the Order Australia (OAM) on the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Emoke made the Queen’s Birthday Honours list having been the Deputy Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal for over 28 years. She also has been a valued ambassador of UBC, which was acknowledged by the awarding of Life Membership in 2016.
Given her tireless work over the years raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital, this award is well deserved by Emoke.
Congratulations Emoke, we are so happy for you!
On National Volunteer week, we featured some of our amazing volunteers. Val Peacock is one of them.
Volunteer Val Peacock has been with Uncle Bobs Club for about 43 years, and over those years, she and her late husband Len also involved the rest of the Peacock clan to volunteer with UBC in support of children’s health.
With 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren (ages between 3 – 64) in tow, this amazing family estimated they have raised tens of thousands, if not $100,000.00 for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Val started with UBC when she was living in Dandenong. When she made the move to Carisbrook 10 years later, she continued for another 14 years. Another move to Drouin where she has been for the last 19 years, her volunteer efforts continues. Despite her youthful age of 85, Val declares “I’ll keep going as long as I can.”
The group currently consists of 3 active members. Val Peacock herself, Hazel Hadley and her son Wayne Peacock, who travels up from up Dandenong to assist with all fundraising activities they are running.
Val’s most enjoyable moment was when she was volunteering in Dandenong and working with Shirley Endey and Brian Daly. Good times…..