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Vision Australia Radio Perth celebrates National Volunteer Week

23 May 2023


Vision Australia Radio volunteers Donna Olender and Kim-Vu Salamonsen smiling and holding braille cookies

Vision Australia Radio’s Perth volunteers, staff and CEO Ron Hooton got together on the 17th of May to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2023 in glorious sunshine and within the lovely gardens at Perth City Farm. This annual gathering is held to share Vision Australia Radio’s thanks for the 60 plus Perth based volunteers who so generously give their time, energy and passion to run our essential radio reading service and provide support to Vision Australia’s Seeing Eye Dogs clients and their dogs. The Celebration was a lovely way to connect, celebrate and pay our respects to our wonderful volunteers.

CEO Ron Hooton and Regional Client Services Manager Cara Patterson sit side by side. Ron is wearing a dark blue suit with blue top, Cara has shoulder-length brown hair and is wearing a blue Vision Australia polo t-shirt

Vision Australia Radio is grateful for the generous support of Volunteering WA and Lotterywest that contributed to making this National Volunteering Week event possible, allowing us to provide our volunteers with a plantable Thank You card, embedded with Swan River Daisies seeds and a gift of a large Choc O Yum cookie, with a topper reading ‘Thank You’ in Braille. These delicious cookies were made with love by local business lady, Jessica Strudwick.

A group of volunteers are standing together with their hands raised in celebration

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