‘Ab­so­lutely won­der­ful’ cel­e­bra­tion

Central Leader - - News - By Rhi­an­non Hor­rell

Com­mu­ni­care has been cut­ting cake and blow­ing out can­dles to cel­e­brate 50 years of help­ing older and dis­abled peo­ple.

About 650 peo­ple at­tended its an­niver­sary lunch in Eller­slie last month where awards were given to long-serv­ing mem­bers and vol­un­teers.

Pres­i­dent Dot Lamb has been vol­un­teer­ing and work­ing for Com­mu­ni­care for 35 years and says you only get out what you put in.

“When you see some­one who is lonely and then they join in, it is great to see them blos­som.”

She says there are 18 cen­tres in cen­tral Auck­land and it is some­times dif­fi­cult at­tract­ing vol­un­teers.

Joan Black, who has been work­ing with Com­mu­ni­care for 42 years, is one of the long­est serv­ing vol­un­teers.

“I started off bak­ing for the or­gan­i­sa­tion and have been the trea­surer. This cel­e­bra­tion is abso- lutely won­der­ful,” she says.

Colin Ni­chol­son, who turned 100 at the end of Jan­uary and is one of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s old­est mem­bers, also at­tended the event.


Mem­o­rable oc­ca­sion: Pres­i­dent Dot Lamb, left, old­est serv­ing mem­ber Colin Ni­chol­son and long­est serv­ing vol­un­teer Joan Black cel­e­brate 50 years.

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