David Abrahams of Grafton was named the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for his lifetime commitment to his community through volunteering which began at age 17, when he became rugby club secretary.

David’s volunteering is prolific and spans 67 years. Recently he has been the driving force behind his local Men’s Shed where he is involved in all aspects of its management and operation, Ms Rygate said.

Age 84, David is the computer controller for Grafton’s Ocean Swim and he also teaches others how to use computers including social media, especially Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

I just grew up with volunteering. My mum used to say dad was out doing something eight nights a week, David said. I enjoy the company and I like helping people.

David Abrahams (left), Gemma Rygate (inside left), The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP (inside right) & Anne Fitzgerald, Clubs NSW (right)
David Abrahams (left), Gemma Rygate (inside left), The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP (inside right) & Anne Fitzgerald, Clubs NSW (right)