Helping seniors move from A to B is a big part of our work at South Eastern Community Connect, but we couldn’t do it without the planning and expertise of our Community Transport Coordinator Lili He.

It’s fitting, therefore, that Lili has just been recognised in The Rotary Club of Maroubra’s 2018 Pride in Workmanship awards.

These awards are given each year to nominees employed within the Maroubra area who’ve made an outstanding effort within the community.

The award recognises people who are considered to be the heartbeat of an organisation, but who might not be recognised or thanked publicly.

The awards were presented at the Pride of Workmanship Dinner on Monday 19th November in Kingsford, and Lili said she was thrilled to be given the recognition.

“It’s an honour to have my work with South Eastern Community Connect acknowledged in this way,” she said.

The awards cover all aspects of work performance and ethics, including quality of output, safety, initiative, and sense of responsibility.

South Eastern Community Connect CEO Kate Melhopt said Lili was well-deserving of the award, given the amount of responsibility she has on a day-to-day basis.

“Lili is the backbone of our community transport service, coordinating our drivers every weekday to ensure clients are safely taken to all their essential appointments as well as special outings,” she said.

“We couldn’t run this indispensable service without her expertise.”

South Eastern Community Connect provides transport via buses and cars five days a week so that seniors can remain independent, get their tasks done, and keep engaging in the local community.

Volunteers regularly take people who need it most on shopping trips to help with their groceries as well as bus trips to scenic locations and other social groups run by South Eastern Community Connect.

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