Goondiwindi volunteer at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast 2018

Lew and Jan Verney didn’t win Gold at the Commonwealth Games, but they came close. A bag of lollies made them feel almost as good.

The Goondiwindi couple volunteered at Festival 2018, an arts festival held in conjunction with the Games. They went to the the Opening Ceremony and last night of athletics, hockey and swimming while the triathlons and marathons ran past their front door.

“It was great to be there and to be a part of it all. The public certainly appreciated the work of the volunteers - I had a young boy bring me a small bag of lollies with a handwritten thank you message from his family, he said they wanted to give them to volunteers.”