Home in Place tenants Rob and Helen at a table

Rob and Helen

Home in Place tenants, Rob and Helen, pride themselves in their charity work. The couple organise and run a variety of community events, including their annual Feed the Homeless Christmas lunch, for Cessnock locals in need.

Home in Place tenants, Rob and Helen, pride themselves in their charity work. The couple organise and run a variety of community events, including their annual Feed the Homeless Christmas lunch, for Cessnock locals in need.

Being charitable isn’t new to this kind couple. In the 1970 Helen and Rob worked for the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association, raising funds for those affected by physical disabilities. Since then, the couple have involved themselves in an endless list of social issues.

Following their retirement, the couple travelled in their caravan for a few years before the pandemic began. With the country in lockdown, Helen and Rob desperately needed permanent accommodation, and reached out to Home in Place.

Rob recalls the first time they saw their new home. They had to view it via a virtual tour but Rob was blown away. “I thought, oh wow, it looks absolutely brand new!”.

Since moving into their Home in Place home, Rob and Helen have continued to give back to their community, hosting fundraisers and events in their effort to helping those in need.
We wish the couple the very best in their work