The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention, wrote Oscar Wilde. 

And Donna Singer lives a life of great kindness at The Cottage Dementia Day Centre in Darling Point.

That’s why South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) has awarded her the Maisie Foster Volunteer Award for 2022.

Donna is a star volunteer at The Cottage, supporting clients three days a week.

She applied to join SECC as a volunteer in April last year.

Donna was interested in a range of activities, but decided that The Cottage would suit her best.

“She quickly connected with clients and continues to nurture those relationships due to her exceptional personality traits,” Volunteer Manager Sue Ohanian said.

“Donna is very conscientious,” said The Cottage Dementia Day Centre Manager Eric Scott.

“She readily learned all the procedures and activities. She’s been able to show initiative in everything from serving meals to running games. She loves playing cards and trying to beat our resident senior card champion!”

Donna gives her time willingly and generously, as well as helping with other SECC activities.

Donna is well-liked and respected by all her colleagues, and we are very lucky to have her as a volunteer.

We recognise Donna’s effort and achievements with the Maisie Foster Volunteer Award for 2022. Congratulations, Donna. 

What is the Maisie Foster Volunteer Award?

Maisie Irene Foster was an outstanding volunteer at South Eastern Community Connect over the years and was greatly respected and loved by her community.

Through a bequest from her estate, an award was created in her honour.

Every year, the Maisie Foster Volunteer Award is given in appreciation of her commitment to the centre and her tireless work serving others.

The award is also designed to recognise the contribution volunteers regularly make to South Eastern Community Connect and the surrounding community.

To be eligible for nomination for the Maisie Foster Volunteer Award, a person must be a volunteer with South Eastern Community Connect (SECC).

Volunteer with SECC

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