Farewell to long-term volunteer, Mel McDonald

Published on 05 October 2017

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After sixteen years with the Benalla Litter Gatherers team, volunteer Mel McDonald has hung up his high-vis jacket and easy grabber in preparation for his move to Bendigo to be closer to family. 

At a recent team meeting, fellow Litter Gatherers and Benalla Rural City Council staff acknowledged Mel’s years of dedication to keeping Benalla litter free.

As a keen walker, when a friend suggested he could combine his walking with doing something useful for the community, he jumped at the chance. “Being involved with the Litter Gatherers has given me the motivation to get out and about. I have really enjoyed the regular toots and waves from people who appreciate what we do," said Mel.

You can read more about the great work the Litter Gatherers do to keep Benalla beautiful on our Volunteers section.