Craigie volunteer to be celebrated on International Volunteer Day


Betty Rae and Sister Teresa Daly. Picture: Bruce Hunt                        d462181
Betty Rae and Sister Teresa Daly. Picture: Bruce Hunt d462181

A CRAIGIE volunteer is one of many being celebrated next Monday as part of International Volunteer Day.

Betty Rae has helped run the chapel and given communion at the Mercyville aged care home for 31 years.

“I think you get what you give, and I find volunteering my time extremely rewarding,” she said.

“I’ve found my work at Mercyville rewarding and would recommend volunteering to anyone because there are so many benefits; it’s a case of working out how you’d most like to help.”

Service manager Helen Fullarton said Ms Rae’s contributions were very valuable to the Mercy Health facility.

“Betty quietly embraces her voluntary work with us and it is wonderful that she is able to pop in every day to give communion and the Rosary,” she said.

“International Volunteer Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the generosity of our volunteers, who give their time so freely to support our residents in so many ways, and thank Betty, in particular, for her very significant 31 years of volunteering.”