Companionship counts

Nellie Fowler will be coming up with more chores to get The Big Lift back next visit after enjoying her time with the volunteers.

Nellie Fowler will be coming up with more chores to get The Big Lift back next visit after enjoying her time with the volunteers.

It wasn’t just heavy lifting that the Big Lift crew members were involved in during their short stay. They also brightened up the day of several residents not only by carrying out some minor chores but by providing great companionship.

Nellie Fowler received a hand with moving some garden edging and relocating bushes to a sunnier spot, but also had a great morning entertaining her guests.

Kim Rhodes dropped the uni students off at Mrs Fowlers, but didn’t leave before she and the helpers received a tour of Mrs Fowler’s home and a demonstration of the many crafts she is skilled in.

There was barely time to do the chores before it was morning tea.

“She just loved having them there,” Mrs Rhodes said. “I think it made her year.”

Heather Saunders received a similar boost when some Big Lift crew members helped to prune back four trees that had become an entangled mess.