Dawn – a Helping Hand resident at Belalie Lodge, Jamestown


Dawn smiles at the camera

Dawn was born and lived at Appila in the state’s mid north where her family ran a garage. She didn’t want to go to college; she only ever wanted to sew.

Dawn was a dressmaker who worked for herself at home. One of her specialties was wedding dresses and she made her own going-away outfit when she married at 21.

She has two sons who she says were delighted when she told them she was moving in to Helping Hand Belalie Lodge at Jamestown – where she continues to volunteer her dressmaking talents. She is fixing a button on Lyn’s jacket.

Enthusiastic about new friends she has made over the last year at Belalie Lodge, Dawn says she is ‘so happy’.

‘There’s nowhere better than home here.’

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