Honouring Rob Scoates
Another Neighbours Aid Hero
The Neighbours Aid family offers our condolences to Delise Scoates and the family as we farewell their much loved husband, father and grandfather after a brave battle with cancer.
Rob and Delise were two of our first volunteers, going on to manage the Nambour Howard St store before handing over to Luke Zanetti. They also helped us set up our Maroochydore and Lawnton stores.
Rob was loved by many and remembered for his kindness, humility, and cheeky sense of humour. He and Delise worked tirelessly to support the children in Neighbours Aid projects. We honour him today.
Jennie says, “COVID was a challenge as most of our volunteers are in the higher risk category but true to form our people stood tall and took on the work load adapting and learning new skills to keep our store stocked and open. Our regular customers were so happy to see us when we reopened after being closed for 6 weeks as we have become friends. It’s so lovely that our customers look on us as friends as we do try to make everyone feel special. I am very proud of our volunteers. We have a lot of work to do but we also have a good time doing it.”
“May you have the pessimism to look steadily and unflinchingly at the problems and the optimism to perceive and pursue the opportunities hiding behind them!”
– Natasha Moore