Congratulations to the Mai-Wel Group, an innovative and local disability support provider in Maitland for the Thrive Work wear initiative they launched recently.

Mai-Wel have set up a small 'shop' at their High Street address to assist job seekers who need that little bit of extra help and confidence by ensuring they attend job interviews looking their best.

As always, the Maitland community's generosity has once again flourished with many donations of new and preloved work wear now stocked on their racks. I was pleased to pop over to the shop last week to meet with Tracy Forbes with some donations, and to see the new premises. I was inspired by the dedication and care of the many volunteers and workers at Mai-Wel who take immense pride and spend many hours sorting, and preparing the clothes for their clients. The obvious team work involved in the process was heartening to see.

I encourage anyone who has good quality new or used work wear to contact

Mai-Wel and pay it forward by donating it to them