Allan serves up a treat and has his hours matched for medical research

24 03 06 Allan Common Good Charity

If you’re at the Brisbane EKKA (Exhibition) you can’t go past the iconic Strawberry Sundae.

For generations families have enjoyed the EKKA staple, that not only puts smiles on faces but also raises funds for life-saving medical research at the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, through the Common Good charity.

Allan Connors of Athole Lodge is one of 2,000 volunteers that roll up their sleeves to help run the stall during the 9-day event, serving up to 100,000 sundaes each year.

Now in his 11th year volunteering at the Strawberry Sundae stall, Allan has had this years’ hours matched with a $500 donation from Hand Heart Pocket.

He simply completed his volunteering, obtained a letter from the Common Good charity verifying his hours and applied for Personal Dollars 4 Doers.

According to a spokesperson at the Common Good charity, Allan’s volunteering over many years has supported 4,100 hours of medical research into heart disease, lung disease, mental health and ageing, while Hand Heart Pocket’s $500 donation will support an additional 10 hours of medical research

Dollars 4 Doers spotlight 

Hand Heart Pocket has matched 1,725 of Members volunteer hours, since the expansion of our Matched Giving program to include Members’ volunteering in their local communities.

Photo: Allan thinks that Dollars 4 Doers is pretty sweet. He recently had his volunteer hours matched by Hand Heart Pocket, with a donation going towards medical research into heart disease, lung disease, mental health and ageing. Photo courtesy The Common Good.

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