“My name is Kathleen, but my friends and

family call me Kathy.

 

I was born in Gosford NSW, and went to Primary School in Woy Woy and then onto High School at East Gosford.

 

I am one of seven children, being one of six children, which I’m sure, must have been ahandful for our parents.

 

As you can tell from my school, I was raised in Woy Woy.

 

It is a great place to live with the beaches and waterways which we frequented as often as we could.

 

Our favourite place to swim was the ocean baths at Woy Woy wharf where we could enjoy fish and chips for lunch.

Yes, lots of good memories there.

 

I started work in a small village supermarket in Woy Woy then moved on to larger supermarkets in Sydney, before coming back to the Central Coast and working at the bank until I married my husband.

 

We went on to have two beautiful sons, both born locally just like their mum!

 

And, of course, during their school years I volunteered in many different areas including canteen, fundraising, cake stalls and the P&C.

 

I have been a volunteer at Chamberlain Gardens for three months now and do so as a way of giving back to the community.

 

I find it fills my days nicely and I also find it

extremely rewarding.

 

The residents are a delight to work with and I hope that I make even a small difference in their lives. They certainly enrich mine.”