Vat 2 Volunteers cook up welcome feast

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Vat 2 manager Wade Oliver and Intown Centre board chairman David Bailey show off some of the spread laid out on Monday.
Camera IconVat 2 manager Wade Oliver and Intown Centre board chairman David Bailey show off some of the spread laid out on Monday. Credit: Leanne Gibbs

Clients of the Bunbury Intown Centre were treated to a mixed grill feast on Monday at the invitation of staff from local restaurant Vat 2.

More than 35 people turned out for the spread described by centre board chairman David Bailey as gracious, generous and terrific.

“The people that cooked the food, most of them had come in on their day off to do that and help make it a success,” he said.

“It was really good of them, they were able to talk to clients and find out about them ... it was good for everybody.”

Vat 2 management reached out to the centre before Christmas offering to put on the event for some of its most regular clients.

“The idea was to get all our young staff together and out in the community and help people out,” Vat 2 manager Wade Oliver said.

“We don’t expect anything back, just to give a little bit of help to those that need it.”

At the end of the function, all of the food that was left over was donated to the Intown Centre, ensuring nothing went to waste.

Mr Bailey said Vat 2 had been a long time supporter of the centre and had made donations for a number of years.

“These clients were some of our most regular clientele ... most of them come into the centre almost every day,” he said.

“I cannot emphasise enough that the businesses around Bunbury are a wonderful support.”

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