Story #7 Meet Bern

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Meet Bern: A born organiser with a heart of gold, Bern is a 110% dedicated member of our voluntary team always ready to lend a hand...


  • Tell us a little bit about you growing up?

I grew up in Melbourne (the ‘burbs’) in a large Italian / Maltese family with Mum and Dad and 6 kids

  • What are some things you enjoy doing?

I love cooking and spending time with family and friends. Some of my passions include music (I love live concerts) visiting art galleries, going to the movies, gardening and travel… hopefully more travel in the not too distant future.

  •  If you were writing a recipe for ‘LIFE’ - what would you top 3 ingredients be? 

  1. Keeping good health / being active

  2. Staying connected with people

  3. Great food!!


  • How did you get involved?

Because of my connection with Alischa, I’ve know her my whole life, her Mum was my best friend all the way from school days.

  • What have you enjoyed most about being involved?

I have volunteered at almost every lunch since the project began in mid 2018 and each and every lunch has been wonderful. The Christmas lunch last year was AMAZING!! You could see the joy that it brought to people and all the extra trimmings we organised like the live music, gifts for everyone made it an extra special day.

VolunteerAlischa Ross