‘Absolutely wonderful’ celebration
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.