Wellington Free Ambulance’s new Wairarapa Community Liaison, Ruth Locker. PHOTO/SUPPLIED
Collaboration is a key strength of the Wairarapa community, says Wellington Free Ambulance’s new Wairarapa Community Liaison, Ruth Locker.
The newly created liaison role stems from the Wairapara Community Pop-Up held at the end of 2019 to explore how Wellington Free Ambulance could best support community health, resilience and well-being in Wairarapa.
“It helped us to understand that people living in Wairarapa want to know more about Wellington Free Ambulance and the services we provide in their region,” Ruth said.
Having worked in community-focused roles for the past 15 years, across Wairarapa and Wellington; her focus now is to introduce herself to the community in her new role; building on existing relationships and forming new ones.
“I will be working with the community to find ways to connect and provide information about our service – who we are, what we do and how we can help.”
Based at the Wairarapa Community Centre, much of her time will be spent out and about.
“I sincerely hope that anyone wanting to connect with Wellington Free, will feel free to call me or visit if I am in the office.”
Passionate about the community, she encourages and celebrates diversity and sharing ideas and experiences that will help shape the way forward.
There are many inspiring stories, where wonderful things, big and small have been achieved by people coming together to work towards a common goal, said Ruth.
“These can all contribute in some way, to improving community health, well-being and resilience.”
“I’m really excited to join an organisation who continue to develop and build on initiatives that arose from the pop-up workshops, korero with the Wairarapa community and our stakeholders.”
- If you would like to connect with Ruth to learn more about Wellington Free Ambulance contact her on Ruth.Locker@wfa.org.nz or phone 027 245 2861.