Volunteers sitting around an outdoor table

Our volunteers

Crestani Scholarships is always on the lookout for volunteers. It doesn’t require a lot of your time and as you can see it can be very rewarding. If you are interested and would like to know more, we would love to hear from you.

Glenys Jordan

Glenys wearing a white jacket

Meet Glenys Jordan. Glenys joined Crestani Scholarships in 2017 and started with setting up chairs for a concert. However, it wasn’t long before she became involved in administration duties, working with spreadsheets and letters and helping at more events.

According to Glenys, “It was apparent that while the audience were being entertained, through concerts etc., the true meaning was AWARENESS. Whilst we live in an age of social media, and all that it produces, there is no substitute for face to face information, and that is what Crestani Scholarships is about. Along the way I have met interesting, wonderful people, both amongst the volunteers and members of the public. It has been a privilege to be involved and I look forward to the future with hope for all cancer patients.”

Noelene Ryden

Noelene wearing a dark dress

Noelene Ryden has been a volunteer with Crestani Scholarships since 2009. She first helped Yvonne Crestani with garden parties being held at Yvonne’s home in Wamberal to raise funds for Royal North Shore Hospital. Noelene is now in charge of organising tickets for various fund raising functions and attends to banking with the Finance Committee. The organisation has grown since 2009 and now supports key medical staff with further training to allow better outcomes for cancer patients.

Anu Mohan

Anu wearing a light coloured shirt

Anu Mohan is another of our volunteers and who works on our fundraising committee. Anu says, “I always wanted to give back to the community and it has been a great opportunity to work with Crestani Scholarships. I use my local business network to obtain donations for auction events and put up posters around the community, as well as selling raffle tickets and setting up functions. I really enjoy meeting other volunteers as they are lovely group of people to work with.”

Margaret Kelman

Margaret wearing a black cardigan

Meet Margaret Kelman another of our volunteers. Margaret says that, “Being a volunteer has filled a big void in my life. I am known as the “GP”, garage person, because all the gear for our fundraisers is stored in one of my sheds. I also help at fundraising functions.

Although I am not so good with computers I can knit rugs for our raffles. Everyone plays a part in some form or other, to make Crestani Scholarships fundraising a success. My advice to those who would like to put something back into the community is to become a Crestani Scholarships volunteer. It is such a fulfilling role.”