GE Money swaps finance for sandwiches

GE Moneys personal finance representatives Rachael McDonald and Kate Healy, and branch manager Cassie Wedrien serve up lunch to regular Red Cross Tea Rooms visitors Dexter Owens (left) and Greg Neal.

Rachael McDonald, Kate Healy and Cassie Wedrien from GE Money swapped their telephones for aprons on Tuesday, serving up sandwiches instead of personal loans to the hungry hoards at the Red Cross Tea Rooms in Lismore.

Its been great to get involved and to get a feel for what goes on in the local community, said GE Moneys Lismore branch manager, Cassie Wedrien, of her stint as waitress, sandwich maker and dishwasher.

GE Money staff from across the country swapped finance for philanthropy on Tuesday to help local charities, and the Lismore branch took it one step further, also donating $2000 to Red Cross Calling.

While GE Moneys help was very welcome on the day, the Red Cross Tea Rooms are in desperate need of regular volunteers, and are hoping people can find some time to help serve up lunch.

The Red Cross Tea Rooms have been operating for more than 47 years solely through the generosity of volunteers , said Scott Krueger from the Red Cross. Our long-time volunteers are amazing and have established a reputation for wonderful service and delicious food. But wed really like more people to lend a hand, and it can be as little as one day a month.

The Red Cross Tea Rooms are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am-2pm at 132 Keen Street, Lismore. If you can help out, phone Lyndall on 6622 3244.


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