Ingenia Gardens resident, and didicated volunteer, Roy Day was recently featured in reporter Rochelle Kirkham’s story in the Ballarat Courier newspaper. Below is an exerpt from the article.
‘The 78 year old has never stopped helping others. He has been a dedicated volunteer and sporting great, whose face is very familiar in Ballarat and Melbourne. Four days a week, Roy wakes between 4- 5am to travel to Melbourne, an old Habit he has had since growing up on a Myrniong farm’, says Kirkham.
Mr Day said to the Ballarat Courier, “I have been a volunteer from the start I think, it all starts with a G’day mate, and they respond”,”I meet them every which way; in the cafes, in the food hall at Federation Square or at Southern Cross, on the trains and in the station. I ask what they are up to today and it goes from there.”
Day continued, “I seem to be able to communicate easily with the young age group. They claim that I help them with their thinking process. I probably talk to 15 to 20 young people just at the Southern Cross Woolworths Cafe. They get to know me and what I do. I am just happy being able to help.”
‘Mr Day admits health problems will force him to cut back his activities, but helping in every way hec an will always be in his nature’ Kirkham wrote.
Mr Day is a hard man to track down but if you get a chance to meet him, make sure to have a chat, he’s got some amazing stories to tell.