I acknowledge the fantastic work of Computer Pals for Seniors Northern Beaches, of which I am a proud patron. This organisation has assisted over 3,000 local seniors to navigate and upskill in the digital realm for over 28 years.
Computer Pals is a not‑for‑profit association and is run entirely by volunteers. Presently 23 volunteer trainers are giving valuable tuition to 60 seniors in both the Narrabeen arts and community centre and the local War Veterans Village, both up the road in Narrabeen. The trainers happily give up their free time to help seniors in the community understand the wonderful mysteries of the internet, email, different technology platforms, social media and much more. In fact, I should have called them when I was transitioning into our electorate office—I am not sure the previous member used a computer. I give a big thankyou to President John Peachey and the entire management committee for their selfless work. They make the world a better place. Now I have just turned 50, I might actually qualify to join.