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. In turn Charlie and his family appreciated very much the selfless support of his community before and after the palliative stages of lung cancer.
Charlie taught us the importance of showing compassion to those in our community who most need it. He showed us the importance of companionship, social engagement and ongoing support for our aged community, dependent on others for their wellbeing.
Through his legacy, Charlie’s Gift aims to ensure our frail aged live within a compassionate community and remain connected to their community, preventing loneliness and risks of social isolation and hardship when at their most vulnerable.