Kingston’s helpers come together

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Volunteers thanked: Kingston Council hosted a thank-you dinner in partnership with Chelsea Rotary to thank volunteers in the municipality. Picture: Gary Sissons

DOZENS of Kingston’s hardest working volunteers came together for a dinner last week, with council thanking them all for their hard work.

The evening was run by Kingston Council in partnership with an organising committee, which this year was Chelsea Rotary.

Chelsea Rotary spokesman Kevin Harrison said the night was a success, and that it was good to recognise the hard work of volunteers.

“This is a night to say thank you to our volunteers, without their hard work there would be a substantial increase of rates so it was good to thank the groups that were there on the night,” Mr Harrison said.

“It is very good company to be in. When you hear all these stories about what people do, it really brings you back down to Earth. We are all out there doing our little bit and this is a good time to come together and have a drink. 

“We had the Kingston citizen of the year Beverly Fitzharris come down and she spoke very well. We also did something different and tried to get people more involved by having them come up and tell a feel good story, which went well.

“Seventeen individual organisations were represented, and this was the eighth year that we’ve done this.”

Last week was national volunteers’ week.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone New – 29 May 2019

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