On a brisk but sunny morning 30 friends of The Dish of St John’s headed up the coast to Shepherd’s Hill, a rocky headland in Newcastle upon which still stands the remains of Australia’s WWII coastal defence system. Our morning tea had been prepared by Year 9 students from Pacific Hills Christian School.
From the Anzac Memorial Walk, on the coastline towards Bar Beach, we saw whales playing!
A delicious BBQ lunch at King Edward Park, satisfied appetites that had developed after our invigorating walk. A feeling of contentment was shared by all.
While the most obvious contribution of The Dish to the vulnerable community in Hornsby is the meals provided every Tuesday and Friday from St Peter’s Anglican Church, this outing was geared to meet perhaps a more important basic human need – community.
Many thanks to The Dish co-ordinator Leisa Liddelow, for her enthusiasm and organisation, and to Greg Sadler from Countrywide Coaches, for facilitating this excursion without charge. The day was such a success that I think a couple of day trips each year will be in the planning. Someone did say, “can we do this every month”?!
For information, contact Leisa Liddelow [email protected]