Community gives back to a community

Well wishes: Volunteers from around the Murraylands came together to make a difference to villagers living in Cambodia.
Well wishes: Volunteers from around the Murraylands came together to make a difference to villagers living in Cambodia.

A team of volunteers from around the Murraylands have just returned from Cambodia where they gave a helping hand to residents of some small villages by building houses, a well and handing out tonnes of rice.

Leading the trip was Donna Pearce, from Murray Bridge Flight Centre, who took a team of 22 volunteers into the country with the hope of making a difference.

Along with Cambodian NGO Group, Volunteer Building Cambodia, the group set out for Siem Reap to improve local living conditions, sanitation and general living standards.

During the stay the group built a home and toilet for two families while another family benefited from a fresh clean water well.

The volunteers also delivered 50 kilogram bags of rice to 72 families in five villages, all of which were struggling every day to find their next meal.

Many villagers benefited from the donations that provided as a thank you to the community for allowing us to provide aid to them.

With local support and sponsor Flight Centre Murray Bridge and many donations from the community the volunteers wanted to say thank you and acknowledge all involved.

Pictured right - Deidre Ball, Kylie Fischer, Chris Hampel, Michael Hampel, Jade Mitchell, Cheryl Bartlett, Sara Bingapore, Judy O'Shaughnessy, Prue Jericho, Bruce Milne, Jodie Hogg, Lyn Watkins, Gloria Douglass, Suze Barrett, John Bingapore, Sam Griffiths, Front Coordinator Donna Pearce, Darryl Bingapore, Wendy Ansell, Diana Sherrah, Robert Sherrah, Lorraine Williss and a grateful Cambodian family.

Lyn Watkins, Donna Pearce, Judy O'Shaughnessy, Bruce Milne, VBC worker Rorm, Deidre Ball, village helper, Suzanne Barrett, Prue Jericho and driver deliver rice.

Lyn Watkins, Donna Pearce, Judy O'Shaughnessy, Bruce Milne, VBC worker Rorm, Deidre Ball, village helper, Suzanne Barrett, Prue Jericho and driver deliver rice.

Volunteers and workers were kept busy building homes for two families on a trip to Cambodia.

Volunteers and workers were kept busy building homes for two families on a trip to Cambodia.