Vision Australia Radio marks Volunteer Work with huge celebration

The celebration was a roaring success. Photo: supplied
The celebration was a roaring success. Photo: supplied

VISION Australia marked volunteer week last Friday May 19 with a gathering of its 80-strong team of volunteers in Perth.

Vision Australia Radio, on 990am in Perth, offers a range of programs including readings from newspapers, magazines and books.

It also broadcasts interviews and specialist programs on new technology, gardening, finance, travel, wine and food, the arts and more.

Each week volunteer readers, panel operators, editors and presenters donate over 300 hours to prepare and present the programs.

At 2pm each weekday, it brings listeners the very best stories from Community News – who knows, maybe this one will make it.

Volunteers come from as far afield as Mundijong, Bicton, South Perth, Nedlands, Kalamunda, Mandurah, Kenwick, Ocean Reef, Willetton and Bentley.

Blind musician Stacee Parkinson performed at the event and local comedian Emma Ross, who has low vision and was a station volunteer who became a paid staff member, MCd the event.

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