On call for the local community

Three generations of the Elliot family, Jessica, Pat and Dianne are all volunteers for St John Ambulance.
Three generations of the Elliot family, Jessica, Pat and Dianne are all volunteers for St John Ambulance.

Matriarch Pat Elliot (65), her daughter-in-law Dianne Elliot (44) and granddaughter Jessica (20) are volunteer paramedics at the Chittering-Gingin sub centre.

Pat Elliot has been volunteering with the service for the past 15 years and said she inspired Dianne and Jessica to do their bit for the wider community.

‘In the town of Gingin there is an urgent need for volunteers and three generations of the Elliot family feel that it is a worthwhile thing to be involved in,’ she said.

‘Volunteering not for any personal reward but personal self-satisfaction in helping a small community.’

Pat is involved in a number of other volunteering roles, including Lions Club Gingin-Chittering treasurer, helping the local fire brigade and she is also a life member of Gingin netball and hockey clubs.