On April 10th we bid a sad farewell to one of our longest-serving volunteers - Margaret McCann.
She will be dearly missed at the Destitution Project. Margaret has helped to teach English to asylum seekers and refugees and has been such a ray of sunlight to us all over the years.
"I want to apologise for not responding to Kath’s very kind words and not thanking you all for your lovely gifts and card. I was so surprised at receiving this attention that I was stuck for words. Not often that happens! And I feel so unworthy of your praise.
About 11 years ago, I came here hoping to help refugees who wanted to learn English. I wanted you to feel more comfortable and welcome in our community. I quickly learned that you taught me, gave to me so much more than I could ever give you. Your spirit - what you have had to go through before and suffer here - but you keep in hoping. It’s been a privilege for me to get to know you. The Joy of watching you, for example, go from not knowing a word of English to now interpreting for me!
As part of the team of volunteers, I’ve always found DP like a great family. I hope you keep that spirit. I’ll never forget you all. You’re in my heart and I hope to call in now and again to see you."