Meet the lady who with 27 years under her belt, is the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s longest serving volunteer!

For almost three decades, Lisa, has selflessly donated her time to make things a little easier for sick Queensland kids and their families at the former Royal Children’s Hospital and now the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Over the years, Lisa has spent her shifts playing with and entertaining hundreds of kids both in the playrooms and at their bedsides.

Now, she holds a much-coveted role as a Cuddle Carer, comforting young patients while their parents take a much-needed break.

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“I really love helping out the children and their families. It’s always a pleasure to come in every week to volunteer. I’ve had a lot of amazing experiences over the years – I used to work with liver transplant kids – they were pretty special.”

For information on volunteering at the Children’s Hospital Foundation, visit www.childrens.org.au/ways-to-give/volunteer

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  • that is really lovely. she would be providing a lot of comfort to the children and their parents! what an amazing woman


  • The world needs more Lisas.


  • Well done Lisa!


  • Thank you Lisa for being there for the children when they were scared and unsettled. What a wonderful person you are and with such a big heart.


  • Beautiful ! An amazing woman indeed. Bless all volunteers for giving their time, devotion and energy so freely week in week out !


  • What an angel this lady is.


  • what a privilege to work with these kids! I would lo e to do that :)


  • I’d love to be one of the volunteers who cuddle drug affected new borns, but none of the hospitals near me do it.


  • Wow she is amazing i just love her xxx :)


  • I think Cuddle Carer is a great initiative. There is little ones whose parents who are unable to visit as often as they would like to and a few who just don’t bother
    Some little ones come from country areas, their parents have other young children, live in country areas and have nobody else to care for their other children. Some have to stay in hospital for longer than would otherwise necessary before there isn’t more treatment that is needed in their country area.


  • Even a little bit of time can make a big difference.


  • This is really wonderful and heart warming.


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