My day volunteering for Kalparrin

My name is Barb Symons and I work as the head office administration support officer at West Leederville.

Our community team reached out for volunteers to help with a great organisation called Kalparrin who are our community partner and hosted a family fun day in Kings Park for all their families who have children with disabilities and special needs.  This was supported by a grant given by Beyond Bank.

My husband and I loved the opportunity to give a little, especially at Christmas time, to assist families who came together to enjoy an outing and just to have fun together.

The colouring in table was a big hit and the scavenger hunt was great fun, seeing all the children find little purple pigs hidden in the bush around the park.

I assisted with the colouring in table and helped the clown doctors with the kids.  Steve was our sausage cooking expert for the day which was enjoyed immensely.

The clown doctors are the most giving and special people who did a fantastic job engaging with the children and making them laugh out loud.  I also enjoy sharing the time with our Beyond Bank colleagues who all came from different parts of our business, Community team, branch staff, regional office staff and one very sweet husband.

We both agreed the best part of the day was the smiles on the children’s faces which made it so special. It was a pleasure meeting the children and their families and to feel we helped bring some festive joy to them all.