Vol­un­teer Kelly an ‘un­sung hero’

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - NEWS -

KELLY Back­shall’s ded­i­cated vol­un­teer work at Food Res­cue has earned her a Mill Point Ro­tary Club Un­sung Hero Award.

Ms Back­shall be­gan vol­un­teer­ing for the Unit­ingCare West pro­gram which feeds dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple in June 2014 as a sorter and packer at its Bel­mont ware­house.

Since then she has worked in all ar­eas of the Food Res­cue op­er­a­tion and most re­cently took on the role as a pro­gram fa­cil­i­ta­tor to teach low so­cio-eco­nomic res­i­dents how to cook us­ing res­cued food from the Food Res­cue Fresh Food boxes, which have re­ceived fund­ing from Mill Point Ro­tary.

Ms Back­shall is now de­vel­op­ing con­tent for newly ac­quired iPads so that data can be cap­tured ef­fi­ciently, which will free vol­un­teer ad­min­is­tra­tion staff to fo­cus on value-adding to the data cap­tured and pro­vid­ing tai­lored in­for­ma­tion back to Unit­ingCare West, spon­sors and other stake­hold­ers.

The Ro­tary Club’s Un­sung Hero Award was ini­ti­ated in 2011 to recog­nise and cel­e­brate the ef­forts of in­di­vid­u­als who have over many years con­trib­uted to the qual­ity of life in a com­mu­nity with­out re­ward or recog­ni­tion. Mar­jorie Barker also re­ceived an award for her work at the Old Mill in South Perth.

Julie Broad (left), Kelly Back­shall, Mar­jorie Barker, Mill Point Ro­tary Pres­i­dent Rick Sneeuw­jagt, South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty and Rus­sell Lanyon.

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