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Kathryn celebrates 30 years at the Catholic Community Fund

When Kathryn Weekes walked through the doors of the Catholic Community Fund 30 years ago, she had no idea her one day’s work would turn into a career that has spanned three decades.

Her brother Terry former Fund Manager asked her to come in for a few hours to help with some clerical work.

It was the end of the financial year, and they were short-staffed and desperately needed a hand.

Fast forward to now, and Kathryn’s been an integral part of the CCF team since 1992.

“I love the work; I love the people and I enjoy working for the church,” she said.

“It’s easy to stay when you know and like what you are doing, and you like your clients and colleagues.

“If they’ll have me, I will stay for a while longer – they can’t get rid of me just yet. I’m a bit like the people on Survivor – I have outplayed, outwitted, and outlasted everyone in the CCF before me,” she joked.

Since she started, Kathryn has witnessed several changes at the Fund and in the Diocese as a whole.

Over her 30 years, she’s worked during the tenure of three Bishops and our current Diocesan Administrator Father Greg Barker. Kathryn has also enjoyed watching the development of our Catholic Schools, St Nicholas Early Education Centres and CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning.

“It’s been great to see the Diocese and Catholic Community Fund grow,” she said.

“It’s very rewarding to see all the money we give to charitable works, and other projects making a difference.”

Kathryn encourages anyone who is interested in investing with the CCF to stop by and say hello.

“Investing with us is a wonderful way to use your money for the good of the Diocese,” she said.

“We support a variety of charitable works and have competitive rates so you can earn good interest while helping others.”