Thursday, July 4, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Making Lives Brighter

Barbara Stockdale has been celebrated for becoming the Home Hill Health Service’s first Brighter Lives volunteer.

Barb, as she’s warmly known within the Burdekin community began volunteering at the health service drawing inspiration from her experience of supporting her mum in hospital during the COVID 19 lockdowns. Barb’s decision to give back to her community has been commended by both residents of the Burdekin and Townsville, with her compassionate nature touching and inspiring many.

Wanting to use her spare time to help others, Barb spoke with the health service staff, and was connected to Brighter Lives. A few hours a week, Barb brightens the lives of patients with activities, walks, conversation and companionship, with many acknowledging she’s the most perfect person for such an important role.

Brighter Lives Townsville Hospital Foundation is actively seeking more volunteers in rural areas like the Burdekin.

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