On 10 December, Dr Laux and two Year 10 students (Annette Li and Tina Zhu) started the school holidays by spreading Sancta Maria College’s Aroha to the very hardworking volunteers at Totara Hospice. There are over one billion volunteers in the world, with 70% of volunteer work occurring for people in their communities that do not involve an organisation. At Totara Hospice Manurewa, over 800 people work as volunteers, supporting about 5,000 people a year. It comes as no surprise to know that volunteering changes lives.
Melinda Seal, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at the Hospice extended her warmest thank you to Dr Laux, Tina and Annette by gifting Dr Laux with some air plants and shared their lovely Christmas luncheon with them. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Volunteers survival kits – your kindess and aroha have been warmly appreciated.