Lynn leaves the coast to help out in the Sudanese desert
By ADRIAN MILLER
LYNn CREBER has had a dream of volunteering overseas ever since she went to school.
It's taken many years, but in January next year Mrs Creber will swap the seaside for the desert when she leaves Yamba for Kenya to volunteer for 12 months with the Sisters of Mercy.
Mrs Creber said at the moment she doesn't know what she'll be doing, she just knows it's for a worthy cause.
"Eventually I want to be in an orphanage, but I know that won't happen straight away," she said.
"The bishop has said come on over because there are plenty of things to do but he hasn't said 'this is what you'll be doing'."
Unable to fulfill her dream untill now because of marriage, children and running a business, Mrs Creber said she couldn't wait to leave.
"Now I'm retired I've still got enough go in me to do it, so that's why I'm finally doing it," she said.
Mrs Creber said she will be based in the town of Lodwar, near the Kenyan border with Uganda and Sudan.
"I really don't know that much about it, all I know is I'm going to the desert," she said.
And to get there she is appealing for help from the Lower Clarence community.
Mrs Creber has written to the town's business houses hoping to raise funds to provide facilities for the town.
She said one previous volunteer raised $1000 and managed to have a mud-brick school house built and a disfigured child's face operated on.
Mrs Creber said any money would be gratefully received.
"People know that something will be done and it will be from the bottom of our hearts and from the people of Yamba," she said.
Mrs Creber can be contacted on 66468161 for people wishing to donate.