1000 Hours of Kindness

Westlake Student Gives Back to the Community

St John Youth recently awarded Libby Pauley in Y12 her 1000 Hours Community Service Shield. One thousand hours – that’s an incredible effort!

Libby has volunteered at school, within and for St John, and in the community. She spent the last school holidays volunteering at Lifeways Merge Cafe in Karangahape Road, Auckland Central. The cafe supports those experiencing homelessness by supplying food, drinks, clothing, free computer and WiFi use, and so on. Libby had to travel 3 hours daily using 5 buses to get there. This impressive commitment earned her the final sixty hours needed to meet her massive goal of one thousand hours.

Libby spent the weekend of 13 and 14 August competing against eleven teams from St John Youth across the Motu, with many first, second and third placings. Her team came first in one combination of the tests and second in the overall event.