Chai Volunteers honoured at the JVN Celebration of Volunteering Awards

Last night, Andee Roback and Lynne Silver, of Chai’s Wednesday Afternoon Social Committee were awarded the Volunteer Team of the Year award at the annual JVN Celebration of Volunteering Awards.

When Covid hit, like many other people our clients felt even more isolated, with treatments put on hold and appointments cancelled. Andee, Lynne and the team wanted to bring joy into our clients’ lives. The devoted volunteers continued to keep in regular contact with clients to see if they were okay or just to be a friendly ear at the other end of phone. The Wednesday Socials have been a lifeline to so many and Chai are so thankful for all the team for their hard work and devotion.

Following the awards, Lynne said: “We are so proud and humbled. We are blessed with the best clients! Our Afternoon Socials have grown and it is an absolute honour to be part of something so special.”