We set out from the busy kitchens of Santa Maria at about 5.00 pm on a cold Tuesday evening and headed into the city, not really knowing what kind of experience we would have as volunteers to the homeless.

We had made a lovely hot meal of bolognaise and potatoes with salad, bread and fruit!  The homeless people were already gathering with enthusiasm to collect their meal. With help from Jane, we set up on the verge of Wellington Street in Perth. No sooner had we set up and been given designated jobs, the people arrived with smiles on their faces and nothing but kind words to thank us for our efforts.

It was a great feeling to contribute a small personal way those with much less than myself, especially when it can seem that the world is not on your side.

I really look forward to doing this again, it was a really lovely experience.

Elouise Constantine (Class of 1986)

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