bestchance would be unable to achieve all it does without the tireless work of volunteer staff. As such, it is with great pride that bestchance recognises the ongoing commitment of four of its Community Support Volunteers.
Each of the following women has given her time and energy over a period of around two decades, supporting their community by aiding parents and young families.
Joan, who has been serving with bestchance for 18 years, Val for 28 years, Fay for 24 years and Anne for 28 years, assisted the Casserole program, which supported first time mothers. They have also supported the Parent and Child Support Program (PACS) with the Wishing Tree program for over a decade.
In previous years, they have supported the Early Years Management team by making bean bags, sheets, aprons, art smocks, cushions and much more. The three sewing machines on site, one donated by Anne’s son and daughter-in-law, and one donated by Rose Dunkin, a Community Support Volunteer, lessened the workload. But it was only through considerable hard work and consistent commitment to bestchance that these incredible volunteers created beautiful and lasting garments for families.
The ladies, not content with their efforts, this year decided to further their support of bestchance families by stitching items for the children graduating from the PACS Links and Links+ playgroups.
They were given fabric to create 8 art smocks and 8 library bags for the children, spending hours on the thoughtful gifts. Indeed, these women and their ongoing commitment are proof of the age old saying – the best gift you can give is your time.
For more information on volunteering with bestchance, check out our Volunteers page.