Nathalia CFA – Deeply Appreciated. AMAZING Volunteers

UBC State President, Paul Etherington was delighted to visit Nathalia to present a plaque of appreciation – along with Nathalia Branch President, Peter Mortimer and Secretary, Kylie Dohnt – to Nathalia CFA which was accepted by 4th Lieutenant, Brian Wilson. UBC appreciates all community support we receive. Nathalia CFA is always willing to support the local Branch especially on Good … Read More

Volunteer Val Peacock

Val Peacock

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 … Read More

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Paul Etherington. State President with Professor Andrew Sinclair, Deputy Director, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne

Paul Etherington, State President and Janene Blanchfield Brown, Executive Officer had the honour of attending the boardroom luncheon at MCRI – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. MCRI is the research arm of The Royal Children’s Hospital and they aim to improve the lives of millions of kids each year. The research they conduct is on a wide variety of health conditions … Read More

3 Amazing Ladies

4 decades! That is how long UBC Knitted Goods stall at RCH has been running. An idea of selling chocolates and toys to lift up spirits of sick kids and their loved ones evolved into lovingly knitted baby booties, jumpers, hats, mittens, blankets and even knitted dolls! Our members Helen Zampatti and Bev Burgess were there from the very start … Read More

UBC Bob Bunyip

UBC Bob Bunyip

Our Bob Bunyip is a bright green mascot that loves being out and about putting a smile on everyone’s faces. A character that was created way back in the early 1980s, Bob Bunyip certainly gets people’s attention! Bob Bunyip got its name from the shilling idea that started when the Club began in 1942 (that’s where ‘Bob’ came from) and … Read More

Craigieburn Willmott Golf Club

Craigieburn Willmott Golf Club

On a beautiful Monday morning in April 23rd 2018, the PGA Australia Academy had a trainee Pro-Am hosted by Craigieburn Willmott Golf Club. Our Executive Officer Ray Richards played at the tournament and we are grateful that Craigieburn Willmott Golf Club also took the opportunity to raise funds in supporting us with our mission of supporting children’s health in Victoria. … Read More

West Gippsland Branch

Westpac Bank Warragul staff members with branch manager Michaela Ranton

Well, they say “it takes a village” – our village includes a bank and a chocolate shop! All our Branches and Groups around Victoria work tirelessly to raise much needed funds for the children of Victoria and our West Gippsland Branch has been blessed with the support of the Westpac Bank and the Chocolate Shop in Warragul. Deb Pratt, the … Read More

Clem Kleinig and family AMAZING Volunteers

Clem 50th Wheelbarrow push

In 1956 Clem Kleinig married his sweetheart, Val, and moved over from South Australia to Crib Point, Victoria to live. Over the ensuing years he formed a friendship with local identity, Arthur Peterson, who owned the local service station and was the town mechanic. It was through this friendship that Clem was introduced to the Uncle Bobs Club in 1968 … Read More

Volunteer Isobel Attwood AMAZING Volunteers

Bob Willey presenting the life membership award to Isobel Attwood

Isobel Attwood joined the Club in 1986 when she retired from the Kyabram Cannery. Isobel recalls “half of Kyabram worked at the cannery and when you retire, joining Uncle Bobs Club was the thing to do those days”. Isobel was a member with the Club for 5 years, she then became Vice President and then President from 1992 – 2017. … Read More

Volunteer Maureen Kear AMAZING Volunteers

Maureen Kear

A recipient of the Australian sporting medal, Maureen Kear’s recollection with the Club was “long long long away”, about 40 years long to be precise. Maureen started when she was a child working what she considers ‘behind the scenes’ making all kinds of things that are sellable for the Raffle. She was quick to note that a Raffle back then … Read More