Nora jumps at the chance to stay ac­tive

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NORA Noon re­fuses to re­tire.

The Kelm­scott res­i­dent has spent the past 17 years vol­un­teer­ing at her lo­cal 2nd Chance Op Shop and says she en­joys it so much she re­fuses to stop, even though she is turn­ing 85 later this month.

“I started vol­un­teer­ing just to get me out of the house,” she said.

“I didn’t know what to do; I was bored stiff and I thought ‘what am I go­ing to do with my­self?’.

“A friend of mine said ‘why don’t you try 2nd Chance Op Shop’ and I’ve been here ever since.”

Ms Noon said she loved vol­un­teer­ing so much she didn’t want to stop and urged oth­ers to give it a go.

“I’m not re­tir­ing yet,” she said.

“I’m not slow­ing down. I put it down to me con­tin­u­ing work. I want to keep work­ing for as long as I can.

“Vol­un­teer; it’s amaz­ing. If you’ve got time on your hands, why not?

“I thor­oughly en­joy it and I wouldn’t pack it up for any­thing.”

The 2nd Chance Op Shop is at 255 Rail­way Av­enue in Kelm­scott.

Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week runs from May 21 to 27. Don’t miss our spe­cial Na­tional Vol­un­teer­ing Week se­ries on pages 14 to 18.

Pic­ture: Mar­tin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d482747

2nd Chance op shop vol­un­teer Nora Noon says she will never re­tire.

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