31 March 2013
The Neighbour Day concept was conceived by Melbourne man Andrew Heslop in 2003, deeply concerned by widespread media coverage following the discovery of an elderly woman’s remains in her home. She had been dead for two years.
Mr Heslop wrote to The Age newspaper suggesting a National Check on your Neighbour Day. His suggestion became reality and was renamed Neighbour Day.
Good neighbours look out for one another and help and support each other in times of need. Neighbour Day Western Australia is the perfect opportunity to meet and greet your neighbours or catch up with those you may not have seen for some time.
Since 2003 five principal aims have shaped Neighbour Day: *
1. Strengthen communities and build better relationships with the people who live around us.
2. Create safer, healthier and more vibrant suburbs and towns.
3. Promote tolerance, respect and understanding.
4. Break down community barriers.
5. Protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.
NOTE: information on this website has been adapted with the kind permission of Neighbours Day Aotearoa www.neighboursday.org.nz
*reproduced with kind permission of Neighbour Day www.neighbourday.org