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GAWLER Meals on Wheels, which is
on the lookout for more volunteers, re-
ceived a helping hand from two Hong
Kong exchange students recently.
The two university students, Tsang Suet
Man (English-name Sherman) and Chan
Ho Yee (Chloe), volunteered for four weeks
and said it was a rewarding experience.
The pair volunteered each Friday for four
weeks and helped to cook and prepare meals
for around 80 people in the Gawler area.
Gawler Meals on Wheels volunteer John
Windle said the girls were welcome back
any time if they ever returned to Australia.
"They were very good...very good work-
ers," he said.
Mr Windle said he was sad to see the girls
go, as the club was experiencing a shortage
"We are always looking for more," he
"If there are people out there that want to
volunteer, please call."
Gawler Meals on Wheels operates five
days a week and with about six volunteers
working per day.
The group provides low-cost meals for
people who need assistance with shopping
or cooking for themselves.
Mr Windle has been volunteering for
nearly four years at Gawler and said the
number of meals dished up had been steady
throughout his time serving.
"Sometimes it drops to around 70, but it
can go up to about 88 to 90," he said.
"Recently, it has been around the 80
There are a number of roles volunteers
can pursue with Meals on Wheels, serving
as cooks, kitchen helpers, drivers, deliverers
and administration roles.
Mr Windle works as a cook in the kitchen
at Gawler, preparing "delicious" meals.
"It's a three-course meal; they get soup, a
main and a sweet," he said.
"The bulk of the work comes at the end
of the day when you are dishing the meals
up and doing the cleaning."
The Gawler Meals on Wheels branch is
located on the corner of Main North Road
and Flinders Street in Gawler.
If you are interested in volunteering, you
can contact them (8522 1953 or 1800 854
453) and ask for the volunteering team.
once in each
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Solution No. 292
Level of Difﬁculty:
50 YEARS AGO
MEALS ON WHEELS KITCHEN OPENED...Gawler's
Meals on Wheels kitchen was oﬃcially opened last
Saturday by Sir Rowland Jacobs, senior vice-president and
president-elect of Meals on Wheels Inc.
Sir Rowland mentoned that there were about 2,270
voluntary workers in S.A., and they had been responsible
for over half a million meals since the ﬁrst kitchen opened
at Port Adelaide 10 years ago.
150 YEARS AGO
MEMS. OF THE NORTHERN EXPLORING
EXPEDITION...The Roper was discovered by Dr.
Leichardt on his memorable journey from Moreton
Bay to Port Kesington, emptes itself into the west of
the Gulf of Carpentaria, and will, without doubt, soon
become setled, as a tolerably good harbour is said to
exist at its mouth.
25 YEARS AGO
DAMAGE AS STORM HITS... Barossa District
Council workers were kept busy in the early hours of last
Thursday morning clearing storm damage.
called out to
remove a large
through the ﬁles of The Bunyip
10 YEARS AGO
DOG REGISTRATION FEES WILL DOUBLE... Dog
registraton fees are set to double for some Gawler dog
Council has recommended increasing the full fee from
$20 to $40, eﬀectve immediately.
However, rebates will apply for dogs that are desexed,
microchipped and obedience-trained to encourage
responsible dog ownership in the community.
DISTRICT TRAINED NURSING SOCIETY
ANNUAL MEETING...The annual meetng of the
Gawler District Trained Nursing Society was held in the
Insttute Hall on Wednesday evening.
There was a large atendance, and the Chairman, Mr.
R.K. Thompson, J.P., presided.
The Chairman read apologies from the Mayor, Mr. W. H.
Cox, and the Rev. Father McEvoy.
The D.T.N.S., he said, was stll carrying on its good work
in the State.
100 YEARS AGO
Gawler - too lovely to litter
Meals on exchange
A RECENT concert by the Ad-
elaide Plains Male Voice Choir
has helped Gawler Heartbeat raise
more than $1000 for the purchase
of cardiac health equipment.
About 160 people turned out to the
Gawler Uniting Church, on Saturday,
June 28, for the fundraising perfor-
Heartbeat Inc Gawler branch chair
Lance Hatcher said the whole event
was "very successful".
"We raised just over $1000; that was
our target and we met that well," he
"It was a very pleasing effort and we
are very grateful to the Adelaide Plains
Male Voice Choir for offering us the
The Adelaide Plains Male Voice
Choir currently consists of about 35
performers and regularly puts on con-
certs in the region for local charities or
It recently offered Heartbeat Inc the
opportunity to raise money for the
purchase of important cardiac equip-
ment at the Gawler Health Service.
Just last month, the Gawler Heart-
beat branch handed over a cheque of
$5000 for the purchase of two Nikki
pumps, which manage and regulate
medication for patients.
Songs from the heart
Gawler Meals on Wheels volunteer Sarah Whittam with Hong Kong students 'Sherman'
(middle) and 'Chloe'.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
Age of Extinction
The Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir has helped the Gawler branch of Heartbeat
Inc raise funds.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
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