Listen: Steve D followed up with 'Mates Month' nominator Clinton about the generous support received from the Salt 106.5 community
“It just takes one person to make a big difference is somebody’s life. A big thank you to everyone involved to make this happen.”
Mates Month took on a life of its own when Salt 106.5 listeners came to the rescue for Clinton and the clients he supports.
All this month, with Network Communications, we’ve been helping you help your mates – and it has been great hearing about how much you value and want to support your mates.
This week we got to celebrate with Clinton, a local Sunshine Coast support worker and his client, as Salt 106.5 listener Vicky from KV Builder donated a brand new washing machine, and other generous listeners offered financial support. This meant Clinton’s client, a recent paraplegic, no longer has to go to a laundromat to do his washing – bringing a little joy to a otherwise very hard 18 months.
“When God delivers he really delivers,” Clinton shared.
Listen to the full interview in the player above.
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Salt 106.5’s Steve D caught up with Clinton to chat about the mate he nomination for Network Communications Mates Month.
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“I’m a support worker and I support a great man and he’s just a bit down on his luck, I guess. He became a paraplegic about 18 months ago and just having a bit of a hard time with that. He’s 60 years old so not walking at this stage of his life has sort of had a fair impact on him, and he has limited income and his washing machine has not working more. It would really mean a lot if he could get some assistance with getting another one and it might just bring a bit of faith and hope back in his life that somebody’s watching out for him,” Clinton said.
“I work with him five days a week and I’m proud to be able to stand in the gap for him and advocate for him,” – Network Communications Clinton
Steve D enjoyed chatted with Clinton, calling him “a true community champion”, before wrapping up the interview that was then followed by calls and offers of support from the Salt 106.5 community.
“Thank you Salt 106.5 FM, you’re always on in my car and I love not only the music, but the conversations that are had on the station. And it’s a great service to the community. Thank you so much.” – Network Communications Clinton