Last week, Fiona, the Board Chair of Australian Mutual Bank, demonstrated the true spirit of the holiday season by dedicating her time to a heartwarming cause. Volunteering with Barnardos Australia in Orange, NSW, Fiona participated in a Christmas present wrapping session. The presents that were carefully wrapped are intended for the vulnerable children in the local Barnardos program.

"It was a good feeling to be able to help Barnardos by wrapping gifts for children in the Orange community. The generosity of the community was evident by the number of quality gifts that Barnardos had received for donation to the children of struggling families. One of the Barnardos staff told me about the planning that goes into supporting families especially at this time of year. I was glad that I could do something small to help in my community." said Fiona.

The Christmas present wrapping session was not just an opportunity to share in the joy of the season but also a chance to contribute to a meaningful cause. Barnardos Australia's initiatives aim to provide support, care, and opportunities to children and families in need, especially during the holiday season when the spirit of generosity and kindness is most needed.

As we celebrate the holiday season, let Fiona's volunteer work serve as a reminder of the importance of compassion, community, and giving back. In the midst of busy schedules and festive preparations, taking the time to support organisations like Barnardos Australia can make a lasting difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

18 December 2023