Volunteers praised

02:14, Jul 03 2013

Hard working Lincoln and Districts Community Care volunteers were celebrated at the Lincoln Events Centre last week.

The week previous, Lincoln and Districts Community Care chairwomen Janice Burnett and longstanding volunteer Jenni Heffer received a Volunteering Canterbury Volunteer Recognition Award on behalf of their Lincoln group.

The pair represented more than 50 volunteers at the Volunteering Canterbury Recognition Awards.

It was not possible for every member to attend the Christchurch awards, but Selwyn mayor Kelvin Coe presented each volunteer with a copy of the award at the events centre.

Lincoln and Districts Community Care manager Lois Thomas said it was "unbelievable" how many people were prepared to selflessly give up time out of their busy lives to help others.

She said Lincoln and Districts Community Care was privileged to have such enthusiastic volunteers that were an asset to the community and deserved to be acknowledged.

A number of the current volunteers have been involved since the organisation's inception more than 30 years ago.

Mr Coe said volunteers are the heart and soul of the Selwyn community. Lincoln and Districts Community Care has been providing a range of health related services to the wider Selwyn area for 34 years and is heavily reliant on volunteers.

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