Today Westcare said farewell to chaplain, Captain Nigel Platts.
Over the past 8 years, Nigel and his wife Lilian have provided support to Westcare and the greater Sunshine community.
Chaplaincy is an integral part of the way in which The Salvation Army Westcare operates.
Westcare’s Senior Project Consultant, John Avent, reflected on Nigel’s work by regarding his dedication.
“[Nigel] was always willing to roll up his sleeves and lend a hand to people.”
“He build good relationships with many staff and was able to support them though the many challenges of life.”
Westcare General Manager Peter Mulholland further praised Nigel for his work in collecting for the Red Shield Appeal and encouraging Westcare staff to get involved in helping out with the food van for the homeless.
He would further provide support to the Corps Officer at Sunshine Corps with programs such as Mainly Music, a program tailored for young kids.
Nigel is now moving on to the Open Door Program in North Melbourne.
Westcare wishes Nigel the best in his future endeavours and is grateful for all that he has invested in helping make Westcare operate by transforming lives, caring for people and reforming society.
In 4 weeks, Westcare looks forward to introducing the new Chaplain, Captain Robert Champion.