Surprise gifts lift spirits of Heart Sisters group
MYSTERIES were solved recently when Mundubbera and Eidsvold ladies gathered in the grounds of the Uniting Church to reveal their identities.
Usually the annual Heart Sisters get-together is held near Valentine’s Day, but this year the flood changed many plans and made the caring nature of the program even more important. Each year participants receive the name of the person who will be their focus – much like Secret Santa – and the many creative ways of anonymously surprising Heart Sisters are shared when names are revealed.
“Heart Sisters is a project of the Mundubbera Uniting Church which is an outreach for the ladies in the community,” organiser Ruth Vicary said.
“The first Heart Sister evening was in 2000 when members of the St George Uniting Church introduced us to the program,” she said.
“I often hear from participants who tell me that something from their Heart Sister arrived on a day when they were feeling really down.
“Knowing that someone is thinking about you and caring really lifts spirits.”
HEART SISTERS: Laurel Wallis revealed to Desley Rennick that she'd been the giver of mystery gifts during the past year.