Pictured are Lance, Leigh, Ron and Neville Glover from the Central Coast Family of League Committee.

Central Coast Committee visit Our Lady of Loreto Gardens

By Leigh Peacock (Committee Wellbeing Coordinator)

Members of the Central Coast Committee were pleased to pay a visit recently to the residents and staff at Our Lady of Loreto Gardens Aged Care facility at Hamilyn Terrace, a suburb of the Central Coast region north of Sydney.

The Committee’s Neville Glover, Leigh Peacock, and Lance Henry were invited to visit by current resident Ron Pomering – a former player with the Roosters and English club, Bramley.

Previously, Ron had been a passionate and highly involved Sydney Metro Committee member with the (formally known) Men of League in Sydney. However, with his own health challenges, he now receives ongoing assistance from the Family of League and Chelsea Old Mates. Jim Williams and his mum, Dot, who is also a resident, were in attendance. Dot expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the ongoing support of Jim by the Foundation.

So, it was our pleasure to meet Ron, Jim, and Dot prior to an introductory presentation about the vision and values of the Family of League Foundation… the charitable heart of rugby league. We explained to the residents the Foundation’s mission is to ensure those most in need within the rugby league community can access financial, social and emotional support.

The residents were a captive audience as many had previously played the game or were volunteers. They were delighted by our visit, asking many questions and were pleasantly surprised by the scope and magnitude of the Foundation’s charitable works.

It was an inspiring visit for all concerned.

Pictured are Lance, Leigh, Ron and Neville.