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How did you get involved with New Zealand Red Cross?
I filled in for one of the elderly Meals on Wheels drivers and I've been involved for 10 years. It's in my nature to want to help.
How would you describe yourself in a sentence?
Pretty free and easy, although I tend to talk a lot - that comes with living on my own!
What is your favourite part about volunteering?
I love to have people around me and filling in for those on the roster who, for some reason, are unable to do their shift.
Do your have a favourite moment from your Red Cross volunteering?
I delivered to a lady who took a long time to come to the door. She didn’t look too well so I sat her down — she did have an emergency bracelet but she was reluctant to use it. I called her neighbour to come over and between us we called an ambulance who took her to hospital.
What would a perfect day look like to you?
Knowing as long as the sun shines, I get three meals a day and a little evening rain to cool the earth.
What is your favourite place in the world?
I was born in the South Island, so I’m a West-Coaster at heart.
If you hosted a dinner party, who would be your three guests of honour?
I’m content on my own, happy with my own company. Occasionally giving people cheek!
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