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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT | Ursula

MEET ursula, one of BREC’s amazing volunteers

At BREC, our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation. Without them, we simply couldn’t do what we do. We are extremely fortunate to have such incredible volunteers, so we thought we would introduce you to one of the most familiar faces, Ursula.

Ursula has been a volunteer with us for the past seven or eight years and volunteers at just about every single show. Ursula says she gets as much out of volunteering for us as we do having her here (which is stretch because Ursula has the most magnetic, kind and delightful personality and it would be hard for us to imagine breaking even!).

But Ursula insists it’s a fair trade and enjoys the comradery with the community and other volunteers, “I love the company and the people. I’m a people person, I’m yapping all the time and I get to do that at BREC. I love helping the community, giving back to Bunbury what has been given to me.”

Ursula also loves the opportunity to see any and all dance acts, as dancing is her lifelong passion, “The BREC staff know, when it’s a dance show, I have to be rostered on. I do all sorts of dance and I just love it.”

 

Over the years, Ursula has seen so many exceptional acts but there’s someone special she would love to come back, “Daniel O’Donnell. He’s an Irish singer and he’s a little bit dreamy. I’ve seen him a few times before but I’d love for him to come back to Bunbury. He told me once, if I’m ever in Ireland I must go and have a cup of tea with him and his mother.” We hope you hold him to that Ursula!

Ursula believes BREC is important to Bunbury and we just love her for it, “It’s important for people to see the great shows we bring. We just need more people to support it [BREC] as they’re international acts and we’re very lucky to have them. Whenever I go anywhere in the South West I always promote BREC and tell people they won’t know how good it is unless they go.”

Ursula believes in the arts and says the best part of coming to a show is how much it expands your horizons and exposes you to new ideas and cultures, “It’s important to see shows. Like the films we have on now, they’re all from different places and seeing different cultures is for everyone’s benefit. It’s also nice to see your culture as well if you’re like me and born in a different country.”

Ursula, you are a complete and utter delight. You shine so bright and both the patrons who come to BREC and the staff who work with you are incredibly fortunate to have your warmth and enthusiasm for life and the arts.

Thank you Ursula. We look forward to many more memories.

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