Fears for Laidley charity’s future
FOR almost 40 years Meals on Wheels has delivered hot meals to elderly residents in Forest Hill and Laidley.
It's a caring service which has grown to support more than 40 recipients on a daily basis, however, Laidley Meals on Wheels treasurer Heather King needs help to ensure she can continue to serve the community.
For the past few years she has been the sole driving force behind more than 30 volunteers.
Mrs King said an emergency committee had to be formed to continue legally operating the meals service.
"We seem to manage the volunteers but it's the committee. I'm the only legal one left as treasurer. There are no committee members," she said.
She encouraged anyone interested to join the committee with the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer plus other positions needing to be filled.
"It's starting to get serious now, you have to have a committee, especially if you are collecting government money," she said.
"I want to get a dozen or so people together and then we'll call a meeting and form an emergency committee and then we'll elect them at the end of the financial year.
She said committee members were only required to meet once every two months.
"All I want is for it to keep on going," she said.
"It's one of the best charities you can be involved in."
Mrs King said the Laidley Meals on Wheels service would deliver close to 1000 meals a month.
"It's just the midday dinner and they get all the vitamins they need for that day in that meal," she said.
"They get a soup, juice, main meal and dessert.
"The big thing about Meals on Wheels is that it's also checking in on people."
To join the Laidley Meals on Wheels committee phone Heather on 5465 1413.