Com­mu­nity mem­ber lends a hand

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

CATHY talks about her neigh­bour San­dra Pereira (Tell Us Your Story win­ner):

“San­dra al­ways has a smile on her face. She sees so­lu­tions where oth­ers see prob­lems. San­dra will do any­thing to sup­port or as­sist her fel­low residents in her small com­mu­nity; run­ning to the shops for them when they are sick or driv­ing them to the hos­pi­tal.

San­dra has been in­stru­men­tal in bring­ing to life two very im­por­tant projects in her com­mu­nity. Firstly, she is a very ac­tive and in­flu­en­tial par­tic­i­pant in the Young At Heart com­mu­nity group in her hous­ing com­plex. The group meets monthly to dis­cuss and or­gan­ise com­mu­nity is­sues and events. It has trans­formed the at­ti­tude of the residents, who now have an ac­tive and pos­i­tive fo­cus on com­mu­nity events and projects.

And San­dra’s vi­sion and de­ter­mi­na­tion has been es­sen­tial in the cre­ation of a fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity gar­den.

She is an amaz­ing ex­am­ple of a car­ing neigh­bour and how to build stronger neigh­bour­hoods.”

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