Volunteers thanked with a lunch at Mercy Place

Volunteers: Julie Browne, Meg Johnston, Sue Hardy, Janette Burt, Jenny Tate and Ross King
Volunteers: Julie Browne, Meg Johnston, Sue Hardy, Janette Burt, Jenny Tate and Ross King

Mercy Place Mount St Josephs held a thank you lunch last Wednesday, November 29 for the dedicated local volunteers who donate their time to the home each week.

Mercy Place Mount St Josephs wanted to recognise volunteers who answer calls in times of crisis, help save lives and support those who want to continue living their lives with dignity.

Lifestyle Coordinator Renae Braddon said volunteers at Mercy Health are highly valued for the contribution they make, the activities they lead and the strong relationships they hold with residents. 

"Their generosity, compassion and dedication positively impact the lives of residents across the home every day," she said. "Their years of service range from two years to 20 years along with a range of ages from retirees to 20 year-olds. 

"Whether it's driving the bus and cooking up a mean sausage sizzle like volunteer of 20 years, Ross King, or calling Bingo every Wednesday like Meg Johnston - a 20-year-old with Down Syndrome - Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s proves that this community is full of heart."

Ms Braddon said volunteers are very important.

“Our incredible volunteers bring a breath of fresh air into our resident's hearts," she said.

"The help and assistance they provide is invaluable, and I know that I just have to ask and they’re all there to help out. 

"Not only do they contribute so much to all of our residents but they are also a part of the Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s family.”