Letter to the editor:
Volunteering leads to
happy, full life
I first started volunteering when my two boys went to the primary school in Tatura.
They were handicapped (not mentally) and the teacher Fred Polk accepted them as pupils; they were both in wheelchairs.
My husband and I were very grateful.
I offered to become president in the school’s mothers’ club.
This started me on a volunteering life.
Anything involving our four children was helped by my husband and myself.
We became very communityminded.
Football, tennis, cricket, backtos, many years ago, queen competitions — anything for Tatura we were involved, our boys and our two daughters all went with us, we had a wonderful time together and the children had a happy social life as well.
In later years we joined the Lions Club of Tatura and were more involved with many events.
Our volunteering kept us busy and happy.
It keeps your mind off troubles and makes you a happier person.
I found myself reading the paper and bringing a batch of scones to Moyola.
Doing the write-ups in the Guardian for Tatura Footy Club, as well as cooking for the footy ladies.
It was all a lot of fun and didn’t seem like work.
All this made me a happy person and gave me much satisfaction.
Now I am living in the lovely Moyola with my husband Ted and I do little things to help.
We are so lucky to have the aged facility here with our friendly and wonderful staff and some interesting entertainment.