Living life connected - Sunday Superhero - Mark

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Mark smiling

Introducing this weeks Hero!

This week we turn the DRC superhero spotlight on our ever-friendly, helpful and keen-to-converse mate, Mark.

Mark is a man of hidden depths, interests and talents, so we sat down for a chat with the man himself, to scratch a little below the surface.

Mark began with DRC’s Turning Point in 2012 when he was working part time at the New World supermarket in Havelock North. Mark really loved his role at New World but just wanted something more to do with the rest of his week.

In July of this year Mark made the move to Scopze and has been especially enjoying taking part in our fishing expeditions, creative speech, ten pin bowling, games (always a favourite!) and delivering Meals on Wheels as a part time Red Cross volunteer.

Mark’s interest in local history has partnered well with our Explore Hawke’s Bay outings, and he keenly enjoyed our recent visit to the iconic Furnware factory.

Another recent project of Mark’s involved creating a photographic record of the building of the new Hastings Police Station – an activity that neatly combined his love of photography and history, and his interest in the NZ Police. Last Friday, Mark took Senior Sergeant Stu Flemming out for coffee to thank Stu for his help with completing this project.

The only element that could have made this project more perfect might have been the inclusion of a fly-over of the station, as Mark also has a real passion for aviation – preferring to sit in the cockpit with the pilot rather than with the other passengers!

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Sourced from the Disability Resource Centre (HB) Trust as part of Living Life Connected