Charlie was a man who believed in a compassionate community and the importance of companionship and social engagement for the aged within his community.
Not even Charlie’s family knew how much he did for his aged community until the day of his wake.
Charlie did not live to see his 80th birthday but because of him, many in his local community did. In turn, Charlie had the support and companionship of his friends, family and neighbours, especially during the palliative stages of his illness, when he and his wife needed them the most.
Charlie taught us the importance of showing compassion to those in our community and the positive effects that social engagement and support have on the wellbeing of others, especially our aged.
Through his legacy, Charlie’s Gift aims to ensure our frail aged live within a compassionate community and remain connected to their community, preventing risks of social isolation and hardship when at their most vulnerable.