Feilding Herald : November 17th 2011
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Photo: SUPPLIED By BOBBIE NICHOLLS Church stalwarts' hard work earns medals Two parishioners of St John's Church in Feilding have recently received the Bishop's Medal from the Anglican Dio- cese of Wellington. John Parker's fundraising abilities have benefited not just the church, but also the community of Feilding, where he was born 79 years ago. He has held the roles of president and secretary of the Feilding Host Lions club. He is also a familiar face to users of the Lions Mini Golf, a facility he helped build and has staffed for many years, raising funds which the Lions distribute to assist others. He has also organised the Lions mid-winter Christmas Dinner for the elderly, many of whom are younger than he is. A staunch rugby supporter, he was on the management committee of the Feilding Rugby Football Club and the Manawatu Rugby Union Management for many years. Three Feilding halls, the Yellow Clubrooms, Senior Citizens Hall and St John's (Oroua) Parish Hall all owe much to his fundraising abilities, working with others. A member of the St John's Anglican Church congregation with his wife, Helen, Mr Parker has served as a ves- try person and sidesman and for many years, he has been the convenor of the annual Parish Fair. Using another talent for the pleasure of others, Mr Parker plays the piano at the Tuesday Friendship Centre which meets in the parish hall. Peggy O'Fee is the second recipient and is the last person to seek personal recognition for all she does in her quiet efficient way. A long time Sunday school teacher and then Sunday school superintend- ent, she has been a part of and led bible class and study groups. But her most visible contribution comes from her extensive garden, sup- plying flowers to decorate the church, and plants for the parish fair plant stall, which she has organised for many years. Mrs O'Fee has assisted with catering and baking for many parish occasions. As part of Women's Fellowship she has provided food for and served at many funerals. Her servant approach to ministry includes hospital and parish visiting. She has received much support from and given a tremendous amount to groups within the parish such as Young Wives and Women's Fellow- ship, of which she has been long time treasurer. Visitors banish winter blues By LAURA WALTERS A call for volunteers to visit older people who live alone in Feilding has been answered with enthusiasm by locals. Age Concern Manawatu runs a visiting service through their national body that matches visiting volunteers with older people who are socially isolated. Accredited Visiting Service co-ordinator Jane Flannagan said the programme had been running in New Zealand since the late 1980s, and had a great response from clients and visitors. Last month saw an influx in the number of older folk seeking visitors after the winter months, Ms Flannagan said. Rainy days make people feel miserable. Winter brings . . . more loneliness.'' The organisation called for 10 volunteers in the Feilding area to visit people who were lonely or isolated. Ms Flannagan said the response was remarkable''. She hoped to have all clients matched with volunteers by Christmas. There were 71 clients in the area who had been referred by family, health professionals, other organisations and them- selves. About 56 volunteers were visiting clients, but the organis- ation was always looking for more. It was important to raise awareness of the need for companions for older people, Ms Flannagan said. Most people don't know about our service.'' The purpose of the visiting service was to combat depression and loneliness in older people who were socially isolated. Ms Flannagan said a lot of older people lived alone and did not have family close by. Families have to go where the jobs and money are,'' she said. Volunteers, who were trained and police vetted, were there to listen to the clients, and help them become more socially interactive. Visitors provide a regular set of eyes going in to check on their physical and mental health,'' Ms Flannagan said. The volunteers who signed up to the service were a mixture of younger people with children at home, and older people who wanted to give something back to the community, she said. If you are over 65 and want a regular visitor, or if you want to volunteer an hour of your time each week to visit older people call Jane at Age Concern Manawatu on 06 355 2832.
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