Unsung heroes praised


Volunteer mentor Kay Leek spends time with student Asha Keynes (8).
Volunteer mentor Kay Leek spends time with student Asha Keynes (8).

THEY are often the unsung heroes of the community, but this week all those who donate their time will be given the recognition they deserve.

For the past eight years, Kay Leek (89) has volunteered for one day a week to provide some extra help to students at Bibra Lake Primary School.

“Sometimes the classes are too big or they can’t concentrate and they get a little lost; I just help them with reading, writing, sometimes a little maths,” she said.

Ms Leek, a resident of Bibra Lake’s Lakeside Village, took up the role after seeing a flyer calling for mentors.

“It appealed to me as something I could get my teeth into,” she said.

National Volunteer Week runs until Sunday. Visit www. volunteeringaustralia.org.