Peo­ple who care

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

Neigh­bour Day was founded in Mel­bourne in March 2003 by An­drew Hes­lop af­ter the re­mains of an elderly woman were found in­side her sub­ur­ban home

Elsie Brown had been dead for two years – for­got­ten by her neigh­bours, her friends and her fam­ily

Na­tional me­dia in­ter­est fol­lowed and it was this cov­er­age that prompted Mr Hes­lop to sug­gest a Na­tional Check On Your Neigh­bour Day

The con­cept was re­fined and the first Neigh­bour Day was held in 2003

It has pro­gressed from a re­minder to con­nect with elderly neigh­bours to an an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of strong com­mu­ni­ties and friendly streets

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