New captains take the reins

Captains Kaye and Dean Hill. Picture: Elle Borgward d401596
Captains Kaye and Dean Hill. Picture: Elle Borgward d401596

They’re certainly in for a shorter journey to work in the morning.

The Hills have come out of retirement to replace outgoing captains Barry and Dianne Gibbons.

Their last placement as active officers was two years ago as part of the Outback Mobile Mission.

‘We were based in Kununurra and travelled through the North-West providing support to State Emergency Services, fire brigade, nursing posts and the police,’ Mr Hill said.

While their appointment to Kwinana is a temporary one, Mr Hill said they were already ‘quite enjoying’ the ‘challenging appointment’.

‘We are just recommencing our Mainly Music Program for young children where parents, grandparents and carers can bring their kids for an hour of fun,’ he said.

‘In July, we also plan to recommence our community lunch.’

Mr Hill said winter was a particularly hectic time for the Salvation Army.

‘It will be a busy time, working for those who are doing it tough,’ he said.

‘There are a number of homeless people in the community and winter also brings an extra burden to those who do have a roof over their head with an increase in power bills and other necessities of life.’

The Salvation Army’s Winter Appeal has kicked off in earnest, with those who can urged to dig deep.

Visit www.salvos.org.au to make a donation online.