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Golden Anniversary for Andamooka

Golden Anniversary for Andamooka

Friday 28th August commemorates a golden anniversary in the South Australian opal mining town of Andamooka. It is 50 years to the day since the Andamooka hospital was opened, a facility built and staffed by the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) and continued to this day under the AIM’s successor, Frontier Services. The opening of Andamooka …

The Big Hearted Little Op Shop

The Big Hearted Little Op Shop

A big shout out to our steadfast supporters on the NSW mid-north coast. In the scenic coastal township of South West Rocks, the Uniting Church Op Shop is a hub of sharing and caring where wonderful pre-loved goods are bought for modest prices, with all proceeds going to good causes. Our Major Gifts Officer, Dan …

Return to the Ridge

Return to the Ridge

Driving nine-and-a-half hours to fix a tractor in forty degree heat is what most of us would call a hard day’s work. But for a group of Sydney mechanics it’s a job they’re happy to do, no questions asked, to help a group of struggling farmers in north-west New South Wales. Volunteer patrol mechanics from …

Wrapped with love in Tennant Creek

Wrapped with love in Tennant Creek

A few weeks ago, we ran a story on our Facebook page about the impressive array of beautifully hand knitted items made by a kind supporter, Mrs Norma Stafford. We packaged them up and sent half to the Snowy River Patrol and the other half to the Tennant Barkly Patrol. We got the following message …

Roy Shave – Retirement Led to Volunteerism

Roy Shave – Retirement Led to Volunteerism

The contributions of volunteers in our communities reflect back at us from a hundred different places – a bush regeneration group, a football club, a sausage sizzle, school canteen, etc… In National Volunteers Week, Frontier Services pays tribute to the indispensable work of the late Roy Shave who died peacefully aged 90 last month at …

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

This week we celebrate our volunteers, without them we wouldn’t get things done. Our Outback Links volunteers range in age and skills, from our newest recruits – the young apprentices who participated in the Farm Experience to Lightning Ridge in April, to active retirees in their early 70s. From skilled tradespeople to retired professionals, handymen …

Fond Farewell for Rev Gay Loftus

Fond Farewell for Rev Gay Loftus

  A service to mark the Conclusion of Placement of Rev Gay Loftus was held in the Smithton Uniting Church, Tasmania on Sunday April 12. The service was attended by approximately 40 people, mainly from Smithton. Gay served for eight years in the West Coast Patrol/Circular Heads Ministry making many connections with the communities of …