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The gift of volunteering

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OPINION: When was the last time you did a good turn? Pulled on your trainers and did a fun run for charity? Baked a cake? Rattled a tin, or took your turn as soccer or netball coach?

On Friday night, I met up with an old friend who was in town celebrating the anniversary of the charity-fund raiser she set up 10 years ago.

Josie is one of those amazing people who brings to life the concept that if you want something done, then give it to a busy person.

She has a family, a full time job, she helps with her husband's business and, on top of all that, she commits a chunk of her time to volunteering and fund-raising through Fabric-a-brac.

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The idea for the fund-raiser came when Josie had to clear out her mother's house when she........

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