From making cups of tea to fighting fires, thank you to our volunteers

The volunteers shared a lunch at Mallanganee Memorial Hall hosted by Kyogle Council.

Susanna Freymark

National Volunteer Week has highlighted how much volunteers do across Australia.

Kyogle Council held several functions to acknowledge the efforts of local volunteers.

One of the events was a luncheon for volunteers at Mallanganee Memorial Hall.

Council’s community recovery officer Peter Kelly and deputy mayor Tom Cooper were at the luncheon.

Peter Kelly and Tom Cooper.

“Society would not operate without volunteers.,” Mr Cooper said.

“It’s incredible how many people are across multiple organisations.”

Mr Cooper is a volunteer firefighter with the RFS.

He joined in 2019 because he has a truck licence and the Bonalbo Brigade only had two qualified drivers at the time.

Judy Spargo and Angie Helsloot have spent a lifetime volunteering.

Judy Spargo and Angie Helsloot at the luncheon.

“I love doing it,” Ms Helsloot said.

Ms Spargo said she liked being part of the community.

CK Catering from Tabulam provided the food for the luncheon.

At we would like to thank each and every volunteer from hall committees, pony clubs, RFS, SES, and all the organisations and people that make our communities better places to live.

Live music at the event. Photos: Susanna Freymark

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