Lau­rie lauded in fi­nals

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

WHEN Lau­rie Hud­son moved to SwanCare Bent­ley Park with his wife in 2006 to re­tire, lit­tle did he know he would be their ‘jack of all trades’.

Mr Hud­son is a fi­nal­ist in the Vol­un­teer cat­e­gory of the Aged and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices WA Ex­cel­lence in Care Awards for his tire­less work around the com­mu­nity. From vol­un­teer­ing at the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s three care cen­tres where he drives the bus for res­i­dents, to MC-ing events, and help­ing out with ad hoc jobs, Mr Hud­son has be­come the com­mu­nity’s go-to man.

He also drives the vil­lage bus to trans­port res­i­dents to so­cial events, drives the vil­lage cour­tesy buggy and as­sists SwanCare’s main­te­nance depart­ment pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal ad­vice from his for­mer life as an en­gi­neer. SwanCare chief ex­ec­u­tive Gra­ham Fran­cis said he was hard placed to think of a more de­serv­ing fi­nal­ist in the award cat­e­gory than Mr Hud­son, who had been an out­stand­ing vol­un­teer in the SwanCare com­mu­nity for more than eight years.

“We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted that Lau­rie has been recog­nised for his ex­cep­tional work as a vol­un­teer at SwanCare as a fi­nal­ist in the ACSWA Ex­cel­lence in Care Awards,” he said.

“Lau­rie gen­uinely cares about other peo­ple. He is driven to help oth­ers to the best of his abil­ity, and never ex­pects any ac­co­lades or ac­knowl­edge­ment in re­turn. We’re wish­ing him the best of luck when the award win­ners are an­nounced later in June.”

Award fi­nal­ist Lau­rie Hud­son.

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