CEL­E­BRAT­ING VOL­UN­TEERS

The Tribune (NZ) - - CONVERSATIONS -

As the coun­try cel­e­brates Na­tional Vol­un­teer Aware­ness Week, June 18 to 24, I would like to thank all Manawatu/Mid­Cen­tral Heart Foun­da­tion vol­un­teers who work so hard to sup­port our mis­sion to stop New Zealan­der’s dy­ing pre­ma­turely of New Zealand’s big­gest killer, heart dis­ease.

Their ef­forts also help many of the 172,000 New Zealan­der’s with heart dis­ease live a full and pro­duc­tive life.

As a char­ity, the Heart Foun­da­tion re­lies on our peo­ple, who give so gen­er­ously of their time across many areas such as help­ing at com­mu­nity events, spe­cial projects, col­lect­ing and co­or­di­nat­ing dur­ing our an­nual ap­peal, gov­er­nance, shar­ing sto­ries and ad­min­is­tra­tion sup­port.

I would like to ac­knowl­edge that ev­ery­thing our vol­un­teers do, ev­ery hour they vol­un­teer, any cam­paign they sup­port, or each time they share their story, makes a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple with heart dis­ease and their fam­i­lies.

We would be grate­ful if oth­ers were able to join these peo­ple in the fight against heart dis­ease in your com­mu­nity, you can reg­is­ter your in­ter­est at heart­foun­da­tion.org.nz/vol­un­teer or con­tact your lo­cal branch on 06 358 7745.

Sally Dar­ragh, heart health ad­vo­cate, Manawatu/ Mid­Cen­tral branch

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