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Mark's story: A legacy of impact

30 June 2017 Stories of hope

Mark was raised on a farm south west of Sydney by his mother and grandmother. His mother had always been a supporter of Wesley Mission and the pioneering advocacy work of the then Wesley Mission Superintendent the Rev Alan Walker.

Following in his mother’s support of Wesley Mission, Mark has been a supporter for more than twenty years. “In that time I have come to understand more about the diversity and range of their services and the vital impact they have had in helping, improving and even saving people’s lives,” he said.

One area of Wesley Mission’s work that Mark has been particularly interested in is Wesley Mission’s David Morgan Centre, a supported employment facility opened in 1973 to provide opportunities for people living with disability. The centre owes its name to the late David Morgan, a former Wesley Mission Board member and businessman whose gift made the centre possible.

“I was privileged to personally visit the David Morgan Centre and see first-hand the loving, caring environment in which they provide work for people with disabilities,” Mark said of his visit where he was able to meet several workers.

“I have seen and experienced the care and dedication of the Wesley Mission staff and I am certain that leaving a bequest to Wesley Mission is the right thing to do,” Mark said.

Mark has left a bequest to Wesley Mission in his Will which he believes will leave a lasting and worthwhile legacy.