Lives: Red Beach, Hibiscus Coast
Q1) Tell us about what you do for TimeOut?
My role with TimeOut involves matching our client’s requests up with our donor houses.¬†I look at the holiday homes we have available in the requested area and try to match this with the correct¬†property, checking that the bedding configuration will suit the requirements and look at access¬†arrangements when necessary. Hopefully, we have a suitable property or can offer an alternative.
Q2) Life can be super busy and demanding, why have you decided to volunteer your valuable time when¬†you could be off sipping lattes and surfing the net in your free time instead?
My husband and I have recently sold our 7 days a week delivery business and I am coming to terms with¬†the fact that I now have time on my hands to do as I please. After 10 pretty hectic years, I can now get back¬†into community work, something I have missed. I had the opportunity to be a part of this great project and¬†look forward to making some positive lasting memories for our families.
Q3) What else do you enjoy doing in your spare time when you’re not helping connect terminally ill families¬†up with home donors?
I am lucky to be able to walk my dog along our beautiful beaches on the Hibiscus Coast and enjoy getting¬†outdoors. I am a keen hiker and hope to fulfil my dream of experiencing more of our Great Walks in the¬†South Island. I love having 2 of my grandchildren living handy and spend time with them most weeks and at¬†ages 3 and 1 they keep me on my toes!