Vol­un­teers cel­e­brate big birth­days

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Vol­un­teers at the Kar­ratha St John Am­bu­lance Sub Cen­tre are known as a di­verse bunch, es­pe­cially when it comes to their age.

In fact, in an in­ter­est­ing twist, last year five vol­un­teers cel­e­brated spe­cial mile­stone birth­days.

North West as­sis­tant re­gional man­ager Mike Booth said hav­ing such a wide se­lec­tion of ages of ac­tive vol­un­teers in the cen­tre was a pos­i­tive re­flec­tion on the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“This demon­strates how vol­un­teer­ing with St John ap­peals to peo­ple of all ages and how we, as an or­gan­i­sa­tion, can cater to the needs of vol­un­teers across the age spec­trum,” he said.

Vol­un­teer Janette Par­son­sSmith, who turned 60 last year, said she found vol­un­teer­ing with St John Am­bu­lance re­ward­ing.

“You be­come part of a car­ing, thought­ful and ded­i­cated group of vol­un­teers when you join the Kar­ratha Sub Cen­tre,” she said.

Fel­low vol­un­teer Lyn Polk­inghorne cel­e­brated her 50th birth­day last year.

“I love work­ing with in­spi­ra­tional peo­ple and be­ing able to help peo­ple in need,” she said.

The other spe­cial land­mark birth­days were: Tim Ligter­moet (30), Me­gan Hink­ley (40), and Jim Farn­worth (70).

St John has more than 5200 ac­tive op­er­a­tional vol­un­teers.

To learn more about vol­un­teer­ing, visit change­lives.com. au

Pic­ture: St John Am­bu­lance

St John Am­bu­lance’s Tim Ligter­moet (30), Me­gan Hink­ley (40), Lyn Polk­inghorne (50), Janette Parsons-Smith (60) and Jim Farn­worth (70) had mile­stone birth­days last year.

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