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Local legend dedicates 50 years to volunteering

3 November 2017

A Kingston legend is celebrating 50 years of volunteering for Meals on Wheels this year.
Long-time Moorabbin resident Bev Smith has devoted half a century of volunteering to helping make
her community a more supportive, caring place to live.
“At first I tagged along with a friend of mine who was volunteering, I never dreamed I’d still be here 50
years later,” Mrs Smith said.
“But I like people, I like being around them and meeting all kinds of people and hearing their stories”
says Bev.
Kingston Mayor David Eden paid tribute to Bev’s dedication over many years.
“Our community would be lost without the hundreds of volunteers working tirelessly all around us,” Cr
Eden said.
“And Bev is a local legend having dedicated 50 years to Council’s Meals on Wheels program to make
sure our elderly residents receive a good meal and a friendly chat each day,” Cr Eden said.
“She has made a remarkable contribution and on behalf of the Kingston community I thank her for
your fantastic effort.”
Bev is a strong advocate for volunteering and encouraged others to roll up their sleeves and get
“It is good for you, rewarding, you make lots of friends and it is a great connection to the community,”
Mr Smith said.
“You get to know the people you are delivering too, the little chats are great. It’s nice to make a
connection with people and helping to allow them to live in their home”.



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