CRPS AWARENESS

Kira Rodriquez - Treasurer & Membership Co-Ordinator.

Kira returns for her third year with the executive committee, a CRPS sufferer, Kira, like many of us, has been put through the medical wringer with failed treatments and too many doctors lacking knowledge about the condition. 


Gai Burnes.

Gai, a part-time carer for someone living with chronic pain, has been helping The Purple Bucket Foundation Inc., and its founders, in a number of ways for a couple of years, deciding to put herself forward for nomination to the committee as her passion to help to raise awareness make a difference increased the more involved she became.


An interview with Kim

Kim Allgood - Secretary & Founder.

Kim has been dealing with CRPS since 2011 after a workplace injury, and Chronic Pain since 1993. No stranger to the ordeals faced by those with invisible disabilities, invisible illnesses and the struggles of living everyday life because of them.          0411 147 367


Sue-Ellen Rodriquez.

​Sue, a mother, wife, nurse and carer to both her daughter with CRPS and her husband with chronic pain. Sue knows only too well the hardship, and heartache carers face every day as they juggle life and their extra responsibilities. We look forward to Sue's experience and knowledge.


The Purple Bucket Foundation Inc. proudly support the ongoing research of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) with donations to CRPS research projects at UniSA / Body in Mind.

Lyn Body.

Lyn, our other Chronic Pain representative, is an Anaesthetic nurse. Lyn suffers from and helps treat people with Chronic Pain. Since learning about CRPS and TPBF Lyn has become extremely passionate about helping to raise awareness and doing what she can to make a difference.


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Meet the Crew

BOH - Bucket Of Hope  (pronounced like 'Bow' and arrow)

My name stems from the abbreviation ‘Bucket Of Hope’. As The Purple Bucket Team Mascot, my job (like everyone else’s) is to help raise awareness! I tend to pop up spontaneously anywhere I choose - Keep your eyes peeled! Although I’m continuously on a new adventure, my mission remains the same: to raise awareness about CRPS, chronic pain and The Purple Bucket Foundation.

P.O. Box 5602. Torquay, Qld. 4655. Ph: 0411 147 367. Email: admin@tpbf.org.au crps

CRPS Awareness & Support 

Lisa McMillan - President & Co-Founder.

Lisa returned to the Executive Committee in 2017 and has stepped into the President position this year with fresh ideas. As the co-founder of T.P.B.F.I. and a well-respected business manager Lisa has always brought many great ideas to the Committee. Also a carer, Lisa understands the emotional roller coaster of living with CRPS.