Amber Lawrence joins We Are Community Monday service

Popular Aussie country musician Amber Lawrence stopped by Airds this week to hang out with some of the region's most vulnerable residents.

Lawrence visited We Are Community's Monday night hot meal service at the Airds Community Hub on Riverside Drive to entertain the regulars with a few tunes.

We Are Community co-founder Paul Mackin said it was great to receive a visit from the Golden Guitar-winning songstress.

"It was absolutely amazing, she's a very talented country and western singer and she is very kind," he said.

"She's a generous person to give up her time the way she did.

"Amber was originally going to come along last year, but of course that couldn't go ahead so we rescheduled to this year."

Lawrence isn't the first big name to pay a visit to the We Are Community services, with Jimmy and Jane Barnes also stopping by in the past, as well as celebrity chef Manu Feildel (who helped out with some of the cooking).

The free community service provides meals, clothes and some company for Macarthur locals who are going through tough times or are currently homeless.

Mackin said sharing a meal was a way to show care and respect.

"We Are Community provides assistance to members of our community who are vulnerable," he said.

"We deliver hot meals through our services and mobile night patrol, new clothes, toiletries, blankets and other essential services.

"Providing a hot meal is something done with love, and it shows respect to someone going through tough times."

Mackin said Lawrence stayed for a couple of hours and played plenty of songs for the group.

"She even did some kids songs for the families with children," he said.

"The great thing about Amber is that she got everyone involved, everyone was engaging, which was amazing.

"She also brought along some CDs to give away."

We Are Community runs a Monday night dinner service at the Airds centre from 5pm each week, volunteers do night patrol in various locations in Macarthur (and Liverpool) Monday-Friday, a Saturday breakfast service in the car park of The Sleep Doctor in Campbelltown (8am-10am), a Sunday Roast dinner service at The Sleep Doctor on the first Sunday of every month (5pm-7pm) and at Bonnie Cottage Bargo from (4pm-6pm).

More information: wearecommunity.org.au

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