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Celebration of Praxis Care Volunteer Involvement

A recognition event was held in the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, to celebrate the involvement of volunteers with the work of Praxis Care on the 29th May 2012.  Volunteers were acknowledged for their commitment to Praxis Care with some volunteers involved for 20 years or more.

The following volunteers all received awards for long service:

Gary Davey – Newtownards – 5yrs

Geraldine Wilson – Derry Cookie Company – 5yrs

Aine McCann – Derry – 5yrs

Phyllis McPeake – Derry – 5yrs

Thomas Weatherup – Antrim – 5yrs

Brent Thompson – Upper Suffolk, Belfast – 5yrs

Gillian McKee – Newtownards – 10yrs

Fiona Hay – Derry – 10yrs

Lila Hewitt – Upper Suffolk, Belfast – 15yrs

Anne Neville – Magherafelt – 15yrs

Geraldine Browne – Derry – 15yrs

Susan Hansen – Derry – 15yrs

Irene McCandles – Derry – 15yrs

Mena Davis – Antrim – 20yrs

Well done and thank you for all the time and energy invested over the years!

Ivor Faulkner, a volunteer with the Magherafelt scheme shared his story about his befriending relationship with Peter.  Ivor said ‘Volunteering has made a real difference to my life, its not just Peter who benefits from the befriending programme, I get a lot out of it too’.

Pamela Ballantine was our special guest for the evening, presenting the volunteer awards and generating plenty of laughter during her talk.  Ken Brundle, Chairperson of the Praxis Care Board, also added his thanks to all the volunteers involved.  Andy Mayhew, Director of Care, hosted the evening adding his thanks to the staff involved in supporting volunteers across the organisation.

Volunteers make a difference, add value and enhance the ongoing work of Praxis Care every day of the week.  Volunteers are involved with Befriending, helping with activities, fundraising for the charity and many other tasks.  This event was one way to say thank you for all the involvement of volunteers across the organisation.

Praxis Care relies on the support of volunteers, if you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities please get in touch with Catherine Little, Praxis Care Volunteer Co-ordinator on 028 9072 7161 or email catherinelittle@praxiscare.org.uk

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