102-year-old volunteer nominated for award
One of Alan Walker Village’s original resident’s, 102-year-old Betty Congrieve has been volunteering for Wesley Mission since she moved in over 30 years ago.
Betty’s unwavering commitment to Wesley Mission is now being publicly acknowledged through her nomination for a NSW Volunteer of the Year award in the Seniors 65 years + category. During National Volunteer Week, Betty was also recognised for her volunteer work at a special ceremony at Alan Walker Village.
Betty’s volunteering days began at Wesley Mission's Dalmar Children's Home, supporting children with their homework and teaching them important life skills such as sewing and knitting. A few years ago Betty founded a scrabble group 'for the oldies' at Wesley Rayward Carlingford, bringing joy to many residents. She also spends time designing and sewing colourful bibs for children with disabilities.