PERTH volunteers are being treated to a ‘thank you’ meal in the CBD this month for their tireless efforts throughout the year.
The 140 Community Christmas Table, run by CBRE, kicked off today , with more than 25 Lifeline WA volunteers and staff feasting on shared plates of food and drinks from 140 retailers at the pop-up table with a DJ providing tunes.
The space was decorated with a chandelier of bright Perspex will be suspended above the table and Christmas trees lit up with neon lights providing a festive glow.
Lifeline WA chief executive Lorna MacGregor said Christmas was the organisation’s busiest time of year for the telephone crisis support volunteers.
“For many, Christmas can be filled with added stress, reminders of loss and isolation,” she said.
“That is why it is so important to have our hardworking and committed volunteers on the phone over the Christmas period, especially on Christmas Day.”
CBRE general manager Louise Draper said the pop-up Christmas table would also host charity luncheons for Mission Australia and South Perth Meals on Wheels.
“The work these volunteers do is vital for our community,” she said.
“People who take the time out of their Christmas celebrations to support the wider community truly deserve recognition.
“The commitment and devotion the volunteers make providing assistance, at one of the toughest times of the year, for those in need is remarkable.”
The 140 Community Christmas Table is open to the general public until Friday, 22 December.