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Praxis Care says ‘Thank You’ to volunteers

A Volunteer Thank you event was held in the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown to celebrate the involvement of volunteers with the work of Praxis Care on the 28th May 2014.

Volunteers from across Northern Ireland enjoyed a meal and time together sharing their experiences and highlights of their volunteering over the last year.  Gene Fitzpatrick also attended the event providing plenty of laughs and entertainment for volunteers, service users and staff.

Fifteen volunteers were awarded with long service awards for their commitment to volunteering with Praxis Care with one, Winnie O’Brien (Derry), receiving a special award recognising 25 years of voluntary service.

The volunteers who received awards were:

5yrs

Brian O’Neill Magherafelt
Denise Lipscomb Magherafelt
Ivor Faulkner Magherafelt
Patsy Devlin Magherafelt
Claire McGoldrick Magherafelt
Jacqueline Fowley Magherafelt
Margaret Bradley Magherafelt
Grainne Semple Foyle Cookie Company
Jan Simm Antrim
Rosaleen McLaughlin Antrim

10yr

Ian Moffitt Upper Suffolk, Belfast

15yr

Roisin Scullion Magherafelt
Norma Richardson Antrim
Donna Semple Antrim

25yr

Winnie O’Brien Derry

Many of our volunteers are involved in Befriending individuals who feel socially isolated or lonely in their community as a result of their mental ill health or learning disability.  As part of the Together For You Project Praxis Care have been able to increase the number of Befriending matches with thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Other volunteers are involved in helping with scheme activities, events and fundraising for the charity.

Praxis Care relies on the support of volunteers, if you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities in your local area please get in touch with Catherine Little, Praxis Care Volunteer and Befriending Co-ordinator on 028 9072 7161 or email catherinelittle@praxiscare.org.uk
“A Volunteer Thank you event was held in the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown to celebrate the involvement of volunteers with the work of Praxis Care on the 28th May 2014.

Volunteers from across Northern Ireland enjoyed a meal and time together sharing their experiences and highlights of their volunteering over the last year. Gene Fitzpatrick also attended the event providing plenty of laughs and entertainment for volunteers, service users and staff.”

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