A decade after the cafe at Maranatha Village in Kallangur first opened, residents, volunteers, staff and friends gathered for a thanksgiving afternoon tea at the newly named “Dell’s Cafe”.
Thanks to the generosity of a Dell Waldron, a past volunteer at Maranatha, the cafe has received a facelift and extended its interior to keep visitors cool in summer.
The cafe originally opened when former manager, Dennis Arthur, asked two volunteers, Jenny Dunstan and Sue Witton, to establish a cafe in the area marked out for it in what was then the new extension.
Dennis Arthur paid tribute to Dell Waldron, who he remembered as a great cook who always gave her time to help others.
“Dell was basically a volunteer all her life, or for as long as I knew her, and my first recollection of Dell was volunteering as a cook at one of the youth camps,” he said.
“She volunteered as long as she could. If she was here she would absolutely love what has been done in her name.”
The cafe is always looking for new volunteers, so if you are interested please contact Volunteer & Pastoral Care Coordinator Carmel Hayden on (07) 3482 5334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.