Volunteer Susan Slattery helped at City of Orange Eisteddfod | GOOD GUY

HAPPY TO HELP: Susan Slattery volunteered throughout the City of Orange Eisteddfod which finished last week. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
HAPPY TO HELP: Susan Slattery volunteered throughout the City of Orange Eisteddfod which finished last week. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Throughout the City of Orange Eisteddfod Susan Slattery donated her time, most recently in the vocal and instrumental section.

In the past five years, Ms Slattery said she has volunteered for four years, the past three years in a row.

“They offer you several different positions and you get to choose where your area of expertise is,” Ms Slattery said.

One of my interests has been music in all shapes and forms.

Volunteer Susan Slattery

She said she’s helped on the door selling tickets, checking off prepaid tickets and selling chocolates for fundraisers, which help keep the eisteddfod going.

Ms Slattery also helped in the office doing paper work as well as helping in the green room where she checked performers had their music and made sure it was in order.

She said she became involved when she was working as an Avon lady, a job she did for 24 years until this year, and one of her clients, a music teacher told her about it.

“One of my interests has been music in all shapes and forms,” Ms Slattery said. 

That love of music was also shown through her continued involvement with Just Add Music Orange, which supports Orange musicians and hosts performances such as open mic nights.

For the past three years Ms Slattery has also been the treasurer of Orange Red Cross.

I walked in to donate something and came out as treasurer.

Volunteer Susan Slattery

“I walked in to donate something and came out as treasurer,” she said.

She said the charity was in desperate need of new volunteers at the time and it still is still calling for more volunteers.

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