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PRAISE FOR VETERAN VOLUNTEER

She may be nearing 99-years old, but volunteer Lorna Allen says she has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

The baker and seamstress…who began helping the Red Cross during the second world war – currently assists at Uniting’s Caroona aged care home at Goonellabah.

Staff today held a morning tea, commemorating her 60-years of continuous community service.

“I haven’t got words, I don’t think, strong enough to say how I feel about what I do with the residents.”

“It’s the love, mainly I think, and it all comes from my heart.”

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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015. He moved south to Newcastle, where he now works as a reporter & producer, in July 2018.

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