Spud King Tony Galati donates lollies to the elderly


Amana Living Mandurah residents Bob Todd, Jane Wilson and Ken Lowe, occupational therapy assistant Stacey Street and Spud Shed’s Tony Galati.
Amana Living Mandurah residents Bob Todd, Jane Wilson and Ken Lowe, occupational therapy assistant Stacey Street and Spud Shed’s Tony Galati.

TONY Galati is a nice guy. Amana Living residents will be tossing out lollies donated by the Spud King at the Mandurah Christmas pageant.

“Anything you guys need, go to the Spudshed and ask,” Mr Galati told occupational therapy assistant Stacey Street during his visit to Wearne House.

When a resident took a tumble, a concerned Mr Galati ran to offer assistance.

This belies the gruff persona most WA residents associate with Mr Galati.

“We (Italians) really respect our elderly,” Mr Galati said.

“If we can help the elderly and the Mandurah community and if we can do things to help people we usually do.

“We’ve supported Amana Living a couple of times over the years.”

Ms Street said this will be the fourth year Amana Living has taken part in the Christmas Pageant.

While it can take an hour to get some of Mandurah’s oldest residents to the mustering point, it’s worth it, as the residents “really enjoy it”.

Of the 48 residents who live at Amana, 31 are taking part in the pageant.

“Ken (pictured) on his gopher – he’s decorated it with Christmas paraphernalia,” Ms Street said.

“It’s a big event and they really enjoy it, then we come back and have pizza and drinks.”

The only negative for Ms Street is the forecast for rain on Tuesday night. But, if Mr Galati could, he’d probably fix that for Amana Living too.