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Connect Health & Community hosted its annual Volunteers’ Christmas Party last week, celebrating the hard work and achievements of our 200 volunteers who provide invaluable support to residents in our great community.
CEO Amanda Murphy, Chair Lars Schiphorst, other board members and staff joined to thank our volunteers and celebrate their invaluable contributions throughout the year.
As part of our celebrations, we farewelled six auxiliary members who have resigned after a combined total of 174 years of volunteer work.
Our outgoing auxiliary members are:
During their time with us, the auxiliary raised $220 000 – a significant contribution to our organisation. The money helped with the purchase of new vehicles, curtains, carpets, furniture, equipment, promotional material, our reception re-design, an updated phone system, new water fountain, a tracking system and hanging artwork, to name just a few.
We thank them (and all our auxiliary) for their loyalty and dedication and wish them well with their future.
Whether as volunteer drivers, hydrotherapy assistants, health promotion officers, exercise instructors, social support helpers or auxiliary members, all our volunteers make the vital work we do in our community, possible.
We thank all our volunteers for giving their precious time and assistance during the year, wish them a wonderful festive season and look forward to working with them in 2019.
Just a few photos of our fabulous volunteers:
Our volunteers enjoyed catching up and discussing the year.
Festive hats were dress-code of the day for our volunteers
Volunteering helps our community while building wonderful friendships.
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