Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Haven's Angel Up for Award

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Haven's Angel Up for Award

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Byline: Story: Lee Gailer

ATTENTION is not something Sue Manton would normally seek out for herself but for the noblest of reasons she accepted a nomination in this year's Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

The business manager of Little Haven Cooloola and Sunshine Coast Palliative Care has been named one of three finalists for the Regional Service Award which has a prize of $2500.

Through Ms Manton's efforts the centre continues to provide a vital community service by improving end of life options for the ill and their families.

Faced with a funding shortfall of more than $200,000 each and every year, Ms Manton and the team of Little Haven workers somehow manage to find the operating funds needed to provide around-the-clock in-home nursing, free of charge to anyone in need.

It was for this reason Ms Manton agreed to accept the nomination.

"In accepting the award nomination and I thank our volunteer services co-ordinator Sue Bagust for thinking of me, I did so for the value of shining the spotlight on the work Little Haven does," Ms Manton said. …

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