Our Community

Our Community

By being part of a giving, supportive and involved community, PHH is able to benefit from a range of relationships.

Be it through sharing information and resources with other organisations, by working together with a community group to raise funds, by being the recipient of other community fundraising such as Lions and Rotary, by partnering with business, by having wonderful volunteers, being part of this community is integral to the ongoing viability and growth of the organisation.

Our Members

PHH relies on its members for guidance, support and advocacy within the community. Our member base is the foundation on which the organisation has been built and from where it continues to grow.

PHH has over 80 invested and passionate members who are an integral part of the service, the backbone, the voice, the guiding hand. PHH members are often a part of our fundraising network.

By becoming a Member of PHH, you would have the right to nominate yourself or another member for election to the Board and have the right to vote on matters of business at the General Meetings.

“Just as dying is part of the life of an individual, and part of the life and history of a family, caring for those among us who are dying is part of the ongoing life of the community”

Dr Ira Byock

Palliative Care Physician

Our Board

PHH is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who give their time and expertise to steer the organisation into the future.

The role of the Board is to approve PHH's strategic direction and to monitor progress made to achieve these goals. PHH is most grateful to have had Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE as Patron until her death in 2012.

Board _of_Directors_Nov2018_Updated_Dec8.pdf

Our Volunteers

Volunteering is an integral part of the service delivery and fundraising model of PHH.

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart" - Elizabeth Andrew

We are proud to have more than 70 client care volunteers who generously give their time to support those living with life-threatening conditions and over 100 fundraising and administration volunteers.

The programs and support services PHH provides would not be possible without the generosity and energy of volunteers.

PHH offers 3 volunteer opportunities:

  • You can choose to work directly with clients and families by becoming a trained Client Care Volunteer
  • Work within our fundraising network
  • Provide administration support. Administration volunteers support existing administration positions

Our Fundraising Volunteer Network

PHH enjoys the support of a dedicated group of volunteer fundraisers who work within the community raising money and awareness through a variety of events.

Our network includes:

Mornington Auxiliary

One of the first fundraising groups established to support PHH, Mornington Auxiliary continues to grow from strength to strength with 4-6 annual events including light luncheon at Mornington Yacht Club, Annual Lunch, Film Night, Beleura and the PHH Annual Golf Day.


Christine Nekrasov

Phone: 0408137149 or 9787 5410

Email: nekrasov@bigpond.net.au


Pat Randall

Phone: 0417 314 622

Email: patrandallgolf@gmail.com


Marg Ellens

Phone: 0419 997 644

Email: margellens@gmail.com

Red Hill ‘The Caring Caterers’

With over 30 years of experience, Red Hill Auxiliary ‘The Caring Caterers’ is a voluntary fundraising group who are dedicated to raising much needed funds to support Peninsula Home Hospice (PHH). Fully registered with Mornington Peninsula Shire, Red Hill Auxiliary members volunteer their time,
energy and resources to provide a professional catering service for light lunches, morning and afternoon teas, festivals, open gardens, funerals, birthday parties, cocktail parties and special events.


Barbara Atkinson

Phone: 0411 449 414

Email: barbara.m.atkinson@outlook.com.au


Jan Hibbert

Phone: 0438 741 901

Email: Jhibbert53@gmail.com


Meg Merton

Phone: 0409 832 090

Email: megmerton@bigpond.com

Catering Officer

Fiona Ayres

Phone: 0409 093 857

Email: fionaceayres@yahoo.com

Westernport Mahjong

A group of mah-jong devotees who meet regularly for social games with a $5 game fee being donated to PHH.

Every Thursday at the Red Hill Tennis Club, Red Hill Recreation Reserve, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill. Arrive 12.15pm if you'd like to share lunch or 12.45pm if you just wish to play. Finishes approx. 3.30-4pm.

Cost is $5 with afternoon tea.

This event raises approx. $4,000 per year. New players are most welcome and Meg is happy to teach them how to play.


Meg Merton

Phone: 0409 832 090

Email: megmerton@bigpond.com

Women of Action

As the name depicts, this group of women come together every two years to organise their very successful luncheons now being held at the beautiful Elgee Park. The next one is scheduled for 2019.


Helen Fairlie

Phone: 0408 148 314

Email: helen.fairlie@hotmail.com

Each fundraising group (or auxiliary) is run by a President and Committee with monthly meetings (new members always welcome).

Our Corporate Partners

From events and employee fundraising to sponsorship, workplace giving and joint promotions, staff volunteering as well as gifts-in-kind and of time, PHH would love to work with a wide range of companies to achieve their corporate social responsibility and marketing objectives.

We understand that every business is different, and that’s why we will work with you to develop partnerships tailored to your company’s needs and objectives.

Red Hill Op Shop

After many years at 207 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill, the Red Hill Opportunity Shop (RHOS) made the move in mid 2015 to its permanent new home at 33 Mechanics Road, Red Hill.

With the generous help of a local couple, Grant and Kathy Booker, the Uniting Church site on Mechanics Road was purchased and refurbishments quickly commenced with more works still to come. The RHOS has a wide variety of goods for sale on a weekly basis and the pricing policies ensure that the turnover is quick! The RHOS is very grateful to its generous donors and loyal customers who continue to support the Shop.

The RHOS was originally opened to raise much needed funds to get PHH underway and we are indebted to the many volunteers who have worked so tirelessly over the years to continue this fantastic support. Many of the volunteers have been supporting the Op Shop since it first began and new volunteers are always needed. If you can donate half a day once a month, the Op Shop would love to hear from you.

Keep up to date via the Red Hill Op Shop Facebook page

The RHOS is open every Wednesday and Friday from 10am until 4pm and Saturdays from 9am until 1pm at 33 Mechanics Road, Red Hill.