Ed helps out in our Home Modification department two mornings each week and has done so for the past 11 years. A native of Kurri, he was involved in a mining accident in 2004 which resulted in an early retirement.
“I was forced out of work which was a major disappointment to me. My physical injuries were bad but the loss or my routine, mateships and a sense of direction in my life was much worse,” explained Ed. “I quickly realised that I couldn’t just sit around all day and watch the world pass by. I wanted to help out in the community in some way and someone told me about the Community Centre and all the services they offer.”
“I came up the next week and offered to help and have been here ever since.” “I like the fact that I can have an influence in something that is making a difference in other people’s lives. When I see some of the situations people are in, I am very grateful for what I have,” he said.
Ed also enjoys the camaraderie shared by everyone at KKCS has and the strong sense of teamwork, especially in the Home Modifications team. “The companionship and the shared goals are a real bonus for me,” he said. “And I think my wife enjoys a regular break from me as well,” he joked. “So I’ll be coming back for plenty more years yet!”