Over the moon: Club gives back to senior members

Cabra-Vale Diggers are promising the moon - and delivering.

The club is delivering traditional moon cakes to its senior members in the community. It's the second stage a community campaign to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The club contacted more than 13,100 members during shutdown to maintain their social wellbeing as part of their Members Call Centre initiative. Since they reopened in June, they still have dedicated staff continuing to call back members who have expressed their need for a listening ear.

With a strong demographic of more than 63 per cent members of Asian background and with the pandemic continuing to limit the variety of inhouse entertainment and promotions, they decided to deliver traditional Moon Cake packages ahead of the annual Moon Festival in October.

Recipients of the complimentary packages are senior members, who through the Members Call Centre initiative, have been identified as vulnerable and in need of support. By October 1, the club would have hand delivered more than 190 moon cake packs to members.

"The fear of COVID has certainly restricted the lifestyle choices of many of our senior members. Some have returned to the venue, but others are still reluctant to leave their homes," Club chief executive, Boris Belevski said.

"Our contact-free delivery of the moon cake packs to these members is our way of reminding them that we still care and are here to support our community, no matter what."