People of Bicton - Carol Bray

Carol Bray - Bicton Volunteer

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Mi Casa Property Boutique Proudly Supports the People of Bicton Facebook page, where we highlight people in who make up our community. This month we spoke to Carol Bray –  Captain of Bicton Girl’s Brigade and volunteer.

Carol Bray - People of Bicton - Community Volunteer

About Carol

I came to Australia with my parents and two brothers in 1964, as a ten-pound pom. We then spent six months at the Point Walter migrant hostel. I began my education in Australia at age 14, after already completing 3 years of schooling in England. I went to John Curtin, and my kids also went there after I did.
Rodney and I have been married for 48 years, now with 4 children and 6 grandchildren. As a grandmother, I look after my grandchildren, and drop and pick up my grandson for school every day.
Career-wise, I began as a volunteer assistant in the classroom, then, at 54 I did my education assistant certificate after my friends encouraged it.​​​​

Carol in the Community

Today, I am heavily involved with the Bicton Uniting Church, being a member, and also running the ‘Never Alone’ group once a month. I am also captain of the Bicton Girl’s Brigade, and I have been for 6 years. It is a Christian- based group, similar to ‘Girl Guides’ and we have a program of activities for each term. I find it amazing hearing the questions the girls ask and I always have to give a truthful answer to them. We mainly have primary school girls, from kindergarten to year 7, and the girls love it.

Volunteer work

I also volunteer at Bicton and Booragoon primary school. I’ve volunteered at Bicton for over 25 years, and now I have a group of six children (which I stay with for the entire year) that I do comprehension with on Monday mornings. I was the longest serving P and C president there in the 1990s, serving a total of 7 years. I used to run scripture classes there with my husband and some girls even joined the Girl’s Brigade after them.
I’ve been assisting at Booragoon for a few years, and recently I have been helping a young girl with her reading. On Wednesday mornings we simply read together for about half an hour.
I am also involved with the Valerie Heston school of dance. Every Saturday morning, I am there for morning teas and to support my two granddaughters who dance there.

Written by
Josie Trent

People of Bicton

Thank you Carol for your tireless efforts in giving back to the community. We appreciate all that you do. 

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