The unsung heroes of Maitland
Over the last week I have been to a few different events and met with different groups that continue to make a huge difference through their charity work.
On Tuesday I met with the volunteers from the Maitland Cancer Appeal Committee Linen Service. They successfully raised and donated around $100,000 to Professor Phil Hansbro to further advance his research into lung cancer. This group of volunteers is dedicated to ensuring the comfort of so many Maitland locals and it was the second year they donated over $100,000. Well done.
I also attended the 51st Maitland Black and White Committee Annual Luncheon on Tuesday. Edwina Bartholomew was a wonderful guest speaker and on this occasion over $100,000 went to World Vision. It meant that in one day in Maitland, I saw over $200,000 go to charity. It was truly special to see.
I also had the opportunity to meet with the Maitland CWA on Wednesday for their 90th Birthday Morning Tea. Over the years this group has made thousands of dollars in donations to very worthy causes. They have been especially important over the last 12 months, with their focus on drought stricken farmers. It was a pleasure to be invited and see so many smiling faces.
Volunteers at these sorts of organisations make real differences in the community and they do so in such a special way. They seek no recognition, no thanks and simply want to do good for those in need. These volunteers really are the unsung heroes of Maitland.
Hunter Valley Steamfest
Don’t forget we’ve got Steamfest happening this Saturday and Sunday. For everything you need to know regarding journeys and all the activities on the Rally Ground, visit www.steamfest.com.au
I hope to see you there.