Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

End of an Era for Tweed; Meals on Wheels to Call Time

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

End of an Era for Tweed; Meals on Wheels to Call Time

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Byline: Mitchell Crawley mitchell.crawley@tweeddailynews.com.au

TWIN Towns Meals on Wheels will close its doors at the end of this month after serving more than one million meals to locals over the past 45 years.

Neville Lesina, Twin Towns Meals on Wheels' president since 2008, said the group's numbers had declined from the hundreds it helped in its heyday to just a few in 2017.

But the community-minded man insisted the memories and camaraderie will never be lost to those who had given to the service over the years.

"We've been going since 1972," he said.

"I've been there over 30 years; started delivering and then I became vice-president and head controller and then I became president in 2008 because no one else wanted to take it on, believe it or not.

"I've enjoyed the role because it's helping people in the community and I'm community-minded.

"My wife and I are both the same and are involved with these sorts of community groups. …

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