Margaret Ellmers might have decided to retire but the 80-year-old isn’t the type to sit back on her laurels and let the days drift by.
For 16 years she has been a volunteer at Presbyterian Support’s Enliven Tōtara Club in North Canterbury. She’s really got stuck in, helping the members enjoy activities and friendship, serving meals, chatting, entertaining and sharing stories. But Margaret has gone far beyond the call of duty. She’s lovingly tended the Tōtara garden, taken drapes home each year to wash and even cleaned windows! She’s also a keen crafter and has made wonderful, colourful teddy bears which have been raffled to raise money for the Tōtara Club.