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MyMeals volunteer team recognised

06 Dec 2022

This year our MyMeals volunteer team was recognised with nominations in two awards:
  • the LASA Excellence in Aged Care awards
  • the Centre for Volunteering NSW Volunteer of the Year awards
We don’t need to be told that our volunteers are absolute treasures but we’re glad to see them recognised for the great work they do.
Pictured is volunteer Vicki Moulas who attended the NSW Volunteer of the Year awards in August.


Recognising our Volunteers

14 Nov 2022

At our recent AGM we recognised volunteers who have been helping at MSS for more than five, and more than 10 years. Our volunteers play a key role in helping us make a difference in the community, and we thank them for their ongoing commitment. They are a remarkable and very appreciated group.

We recognise:

  • Lorraine Tilse (10 years)
  • Ross Radford (10 years)
  • Sandra Wallis (8 years)
  • Len Richards (5 years)
  • Pauleen Spackman (5 years)
  • Victoria Hammond (5 years)
  • Tony Wright (5 years)
  • Vicki Moulas (5 years)
  • Sophie Troitsin (5 years)
  • Mark Glover (5 years)
  • Lorraine Gladys (5 years)
  • Cherie Moore (5 years)
  • Fiona Hooper (5 years)
  • May Sharp (5 years)
  • Michele Smith (5 years)
  • Michelle Branch (5 years)
  • Trish Congreve (5 years)

Pictured: some of our recognised volunteers with MSS CEO Joshua Rogers and President of MSS Board of Directors, Michael Burgess


Celebrating 30 years of community visiting

03 Nov 2022

MSS was recently recognised in the Community Visitor’s Scheme: 30 years of Friendship book. The book celebrates the stories of the amazing volunteers who have provided friendship and companionship to the elderly through this valuable program.

Here’s the wonderful story of volunteer Lynne and her friendship with Ming, who she visited for more than five years. You can also read Lynne’s response to discovering her story had been featured in the book.

We always welcome volunteers for our Community Visitor’s Scheme. It just takes one hour, once a fortnight. Contact us if you’re interested.

New uniforms by local Biripi artist

31 Oct 2022

MSS is a proud sponsor of Taree Little Athletics and our sponsorship allowed the club to purchase new, much-needed uniforms. The new design was created by local Biripi artist Amy Saunders and represents the towns, river, mountains and beaches of the Manning region.

Our marketing coordinator, Linda Hoadley, attended the launch of the new uniforms on Friday at Taree Rec grounds. The club has doubled in size since last year, and MSS’s sponsorship has been valuable during this time of growth.


Fundraising for a great cause

20 Oct 2022

MSS Home Support Worker Ryan Gillette has raised $1,277 for the Black Dog Institute through his fundraising event: For the Love of Hair.

MSS staff members threw their support behind the cause, with many volunteering to have their hair shaved, trimmed or coloured today at our Taree social hub.

Ryan’s fundraising efforts were more than double his original target of $500.

The event was a great opportunity for us to be reminded of the importance of being open and honest about mental health struggles.

CEO Joshua Rogers and fundraising organiser Ryan Gillette
Above: (Left) CEO Joshua Rogers and organiser Ryan Gillette watching the proceedings. (Right) All shaved – CFO Steve Panos, Manager Lifestyle Matthew Walton, Ryan Gillette and General Manager – Aged Care Garrett Hogan
Ryan Gillette having his beard shaved off Staff member having her hair sprayed
Photos above and below: MSS staff members being shaved, trimmed or coloured for a great cause

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