Kelmscott: Nora Noon refuses to retire from volunteer work

Volunteer Nora Noon (Kelmscott). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au
Volunteer Nora Noon (Kelmscott). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au

NORA Noon refuses to retire.

The Kelmscott resident has spent the last 17 years volunteering at her local 2nd Chance Op Shop and says she enjoys it so much she refuses to stop – even though she turns 85 later this month.

“I started volunteering just to get me out of the house,” she said.

“I didn’t know what to do – I was bored stiff and I thought, ‘what am I going to do with myself’.

“A friend of mine said why don’t you try 2nd Chance Op Shop and I’ve been here ever since.”

Ms Noon said she loved volunteering so much she didn’t want to stop, and urged others to give it a go.

“I’m not retiring yet,” she said.

“I’m not slowing down, I put it down to me continuing work, I want to keep working for as long as I can.

“Volunteer, it’s amazing. If you’ve got time on your hands why not.

“I thoroughly enjoy it and I wouldn’t pack it up for anything.”

The 2nd Chance Op Shop is at 255 Railway Ave in Kelmscott.

National Volunteer Week runs from May 21 to 27.

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