Happy to give St Vin­nies a hand

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Alison Bald­ing

LEONIE Stout has been a ded­i­cated vol­un­teer re­cep­tion­ist for St Vin­cent de Paul at Mt Druitt for close to seven years.

She cred­its the worth­while cause for keep­ing her busy in re­tire­ment.

“I like get­ting out of the house,” Mrs Stout said.

Fel­low vol­un­teer Mark Brady be­gan serv­ing at the site as a coun­sel­lor two years ago to build up his hours while study­ing.

He said, while that quota had been long filled, he kept com­ing back to help be­cause the peo­ple were so good to work with.

St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety ser­vice manager Danielle Budge said the cen­tre of­fered help for emer­gency needs. “Ba­si­cally we wouldn’t be able to op­er­ate with­out our 15 ac­tive vol­un­teers,” Ms Budge said.

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