Gratitude lodged for volunteers
VOLUNTEERS from five different women’s organisations were treated to a thank you barbecue lunch at Shearwater Lodge yesterday.
The lunch was hosted by the Board of Shearwater Lodge and the Inner Wheel Club of Coffs Harbour.
Women from Quota, Pink Ladies, Catholic Women’s League, Uniting Church Ladies Group and Inner Wheel have served morning tea at the Lodge every Wednesday on a rotational basis for three years.
Inner Wheel member Anne King Scott said clients and their carers often spent up to nine weeks at the Lodge while receiving oncology treatment at the hospital.
“These ladies’ groups bring home-cooked cakes and platters of sandwiches to be shared with the residents,” Mrs King Scott said.
“All enjoy the morning tea among the volunteers and residents.”
Shearwater Lodge was built by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour with the help of many other service clubs, organisations, businesses and members of the public.
The Lodge has 16 motel-style units which are available to oncology patients needing to stay in Coffs Harbour for treatment.
Inner Wheel is a friendship club for women with connections to Rotary, including wives, partners and sisters of Rotarians.