• Volunteers receiving certificates of appreciation

Anne Attard is the Queen of the Kitchen at LiveWires. Each week she teaches a group of children how to cook pasta, lasagne, potatoes and dumplings – while also letting them scrape the bowl and taste left-overs of brownies, slices, muffins and goodies they’ve baked.

She began volunteering at LiveWires back in 2014 with a passion to serve her local community, since retiring as a teacher. Her generosity and heart for teaching and encouraging children has shone as she has helped children over the years to grow in confidence, self-esteem and cooking skills. As a 62 year old, Anne exerts positive energy and love, with a family of her own, she also serves as a volunteer at her granddaughters’ primary school.

“LiveWires enables me to give to our community and have fun. I like watching each child’s enthusiasm and their joy in mastering a range of skills both practical and psychological. I also enjoy mentoring young volunteers,” shares Anne.

The children at LiveWires gravitate to Anne, as she has made them feel cared for and valued. Children who participate in her cooking class receive a handmade apron, with their own name printed on them. One boy is 2IC (Second in Command).

There is not a week that goes by where a child doesn’t throw their hand in the air to join her cooking classes.

When we spoke with Anne about her experiences at LiveWires she shared, “I would recommend this program as it has a great team and our achievements are tangible – the children grow in confidence and skill. It is valuable for the children to feel cared for and important.” And we cannot agree with her more.

We would like to acknowledge Anne’s volunteer service over the past four years, and thank her for her loyal dedication with LiveWires. We are truly blessed to have you as part of our organisation and thankful for the incredible gifts and skills you share.

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