Yallambee Homes for the Aged has always relied on its volunteers to help run the complex and raise vital funds and with the retirement of four valued committee members this month, a call for help has gone out to the community.

A special afternoon tea was held for Margaret Dodd, Judy Lenton, Helen Cruickshank and Judy Chapman on  Sunday, with Yallambee supervisor Tania Keath high in her praise of the valuable contribution made by the volunteers over many years.

“We are one body made of many parts, one part can’t work without the other and we really appreciate every contribution to Yallambee” she said.

“We need a minimum of  four new committee members and two board members  willing to help out with Yallambee.

“Some members of the community may like to join our Friends of Yallambee group, where they are not committed but can be on call to help out with a fund-raiser or donating cakes or sandwiches for an event. 

“We are grateful to have two new committee members in Valerie Clay who will replace Margaret Dodd as secretary and Wendy Mortimer who will organise fund-raising events and call on other volunteers to assist.”

Although Yallambee currently has a full house with a waiting list, operational expenses are ongoing, with the rising cost of electricity putting a strain on the budget.

Gunnedah residents have always had a soft spot for Yallambee, with its construction back in the 1960s totally embraced by the community. 

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