Wayne’s world of difference in National Volunteer Week

Published on 14 May 2019

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A heart attack at 49 ultimately led Wayne Reid to a tree-change in Winchelsea, where he branched out into the community and became a valued volunteer.

Mr Reid has volunteered for the Winchelsea Delivered Meals program for several years.

“I was living in Melbourne and had a record shop in Northcote, and my wife had a naturopathic practice,” he said.

“I had a heart attack at 49 – it was pretty serious. It made me realise it was time for a change, so we closed our businesses and moved to Point Lonsdale where it wouldn’t be quite as stressful.”

The move to Winchelsea came about through a job opportunity as a coordinator at Adult Day Activity and Support Service (ADASS). It was this role that inspired him to become a volunteer.

Mr Reid is one of six million Australians who will be celebrated in National Volunteer Week, held 20 to 26 May.

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