The annual volunteers’ Christmas outing is the ideal opportunity to recognise and reward the ongoing efforts and contributions of Carer Support’s wonderful volunteers. This year, our volunteers decided to celebrate by going on a tour of the Adelaide Desalination plant in Lonsdale and enjoying a delicious lunch at the Cove Tavern in Hallet Cove on December 4.
The day of the outing dawned sunny and clear – the perfect way for any celebration to begin! A bus was arranged to collect the volunteers and staff from each of our carer centres at Campbelltown, Glandore and Morphett Vale and take everyone to the desalination plant.
One of the most valuable things about the volunteer outings is that they provide an opportunity to not only have fun, but to learn some interesting things about our city. This tour was no exception! The tour of the Adelaide Desalination plant kicked off with a welcome cuppa and a multimedia presentation before progressing to a bus tour of the plant and facilities. The group was informed that the Adelaide Desalination plant (formerly known as the Port Stanvac Desalination plant), which is a sea water reverse osmosis desalination plant, has the capacity to provide the city of Adelaide with up to 50% of its drinking water needs and directs its water to the Happy Valley Reservoir.
After the tour some volunteers chose to explore the walking trail at the desalination plant and at 12:30pm everyone boarded the bus again to head to the Cove Tavern at Hallett Cove for a tasty and enjoyable lunch. After lunch, Margaret and Walter each made speeches to express just how much we appreciate and value the work of our volunteers, after which each volunteer was presented with a “thank you” gift.
Again, thank you to all our volunteers – you make a BIG difference at Carer Support!