Two women notch up many years' service to Meals on Wheels in Crystal Brook

HONOURS: Audrey Forgan, left, and Coral Seidel display their awards for long service to Meals on Wheels in Crystal Brook.
HONOURS: Audrey Forgan, left, and Coral Seidel display their awards for long service to Meals on Wheels in Crystal Brook.

Audrey Forgan rolls back the years when she climbs into her trusty car to deliver Meals on Wheels.

ROSES: Audrey Forgan, pictured with Coral Seidel, stands beside her amazing yellow roses outside her house in Crystal Brook.

ROSES: Audrey Forgan, pictured with Coral Seidel, stands beside her amazing yellow roses outside her house in Crystal Brook.

The 84-year-old is probably older than most of her clients in Crystal Brook.

But she says, “age doesn’t come into it”, after notching up 45 years’ service for which she was recognised by the organisation.

“It is a pleasure for me to see the people we visit who cannot get out and about and I do enjoy it. It is something for the community,” she said.

“Actually, what started me was my uncle who was getting Meals on WHeels and I thought that was something I could do to help.

“I have been on the local committee for 15 years.

“We deliver to Eunice Smart who will be 100 years old in March. They love to see us. A lot of them would see no-one else. They are all very good. They are all locals really.”

Mrs Forgan is the grandmother of former Recorder cadet journalist Karleigh Smith who has made a career as a celebrity reporter in the United States.

Her colleague Coral Seidel, 73, was recognised for 40 years’ service and was able to make the trip to Adelaide where she received her memento from Governor Hieu Van Le.

The pair is involved with deliveries once a month, but the service is for five days a week.

Mrs Seidel said some of the clients liked to have a “good chat”.

“I remember the school helped. We would take kids with us,” she said.

“It is rewarding. I shook hands with the Governor when I received my award."

At Port Broughton, Audrey (Mavis) Kerley, Valma (Joy) Winen and Margaret Bennier were each honoured for 40 years’ service.

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