Busy Fingers Fundraising – 07 3408 1014

Helping the Bribie Island Community

Posted on | November 22, 2014 | Comments Off on

BUSY FINGERS committee, staff & volunteers are quite excited today, as we now have permission to extend the shop, giving us much more floor space to display all our furniture instead of storing it in containers. The shop will be even cooler with the installation of more extractor fans enhancing the open plan with a centrally located front door. We will have 3 change rooms making it easier to try on the clothes you wish to purchase and the electrical testing area will be facing into the shop in case anyone has questions about appliances. Les Struthers, our wonderful architect, is in the process of liaising with the engineer and arranging tenders with local builders, hopefully, we will be ready to proceed early in the New Year. Once building commences, we will be asking our loyal customers for their patience and this will be rewarded by ongoing sales throughout the construction period.


The shop is very busy at the present time with Christmas fast approaching, we have the Christmas decorations unpacked and ready for sale and they are selling fast. Books are still $5 a bag and over the coming 4 weeks we will have ongoing sales to thank you for your loyalty, so please come and get your bargain. Karen who usually places old and unusual items on eBay will be placing all her stock into the shop over the next few weeks so come along, you may find something you have long been searching for.


I have listed some of the donations we have been able to give to the island community over the last 11 months.


AFL Juniors                              Table Tennis Sets

Ambulance                              Fitness Equipment

BI Retirement Village             Cleaning Equipment, Medical Aids & Equipment, Monthly Entertainment Allowance & Mobile Projector.

BI State School                        Numeracy & Literacy Resource Books, Cheerleaders Fees for the Qld Finals. Hardware Account for Woodwork Project.

                                                   Polo Shirts for the many volunteers to make them more recognisable to new students.

B Beach School                       Upgrade Software Fees.

BI High School                         Touch Screen Cash Register

BIKES                                         Donation

BI Indoor Bowls Club              Club Shirts

BI Mixed Social Darts             Club Shirts

BI Kindy                                   T- shirts, Musical Instruments, 2 iPads

B. Beach Kindy                        2 Shade Umbrellas

BI Boy Scouts                           Flooring

BI Girls Guides                        5 Bunks, Curtains and Paint

BI Golf Club                             10 Sets Junior Clubs and also Training Aids

BI Police                                  Quad Bike for the National Park Emergencies.

Diabetes Support                    15 places at the Children’s Camp

SES                                           20 Lockers and a Filing Cabinet

Surf Life Saving Club               9 Digital Hand-Held Radios

Tigers Soccer Club                  Laptop

Toc H                                       Interior Painting and Hall painting, HWS & Verandah Blinds

TS Koopa                                 New Blinds

Maritime Safety Military Cadets        T-shirts and Uniforms & 2 Laser Boats.

Also, we also have a long standing commitment to the Bribie Moreton Hospice, with funding

the Palliative Care Unit and also the VMR with Fuel costs.


Busy Fingers Fundraisers Inc has only been able to support the Bribie Island Community over the past 23 years through the generosity and loyalty of our many residents.


We had a humble beginning, inaugurated on the 31st March 1981, the Busy Fingers group were literally, a group of dedicated people, mainly women using their fingers in knitting, crocheting, making jams, cakes and even plastic robots in their efforts to raise money, for the newly planned Sir Charles Adermann Nursing Home at the Church of Christ Retirement Village on Bribie Island. The name “Busy Fingers” came about due to a comment of a bystander who noted how fast the ladies were knitting.


We still have plenty of work to do over the next 23 years and once we have a bigger shop, we will hopefully, be able to support even more community groups on our beautiful island.


At this point, I would like to sincerely thank our wonderful staff and committee and also the best volunteers an association could have, without them it would be very difficult to achieve as much as we do. Lastly I would like to thank all of you for the continued support you have given us either by donating your preloved goods or by coming to purchase these goods in our shop.


Busy Fingers will be closing early on 24th December for 11 days and reopening on Monday 5th December. We hope you have a very safe Festive Season and the children have a great summer holiday without driving mum, dad and the grandparents mad in the process.


Merry Christmas and a Very Safe and Happy New Year to all.


Hope to see you again in 2015


Best wishes






Busy Fingers Fundraising Inc is a not for profit charity established to support the local community.

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