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Volunteers of the Year: Kaye and Brian’s story

16 January 2017 Wesley Mission news

2017 volunteers of the yearEach year, Wesley Mission holds a Volunteer Appreciation luncheon to honour the incredible contribution that our volunteers make by devoting their time and energy to serving others.

This year, the Wesley Centre was transformed into a 1920’s ballroom, draped in gold and dripping with glitter, glitz and glam. The room - adorned with black and gold stars - sparkled under the lights, but the real stars were Wesley Mission’s dedicated volunteers whose commitment to doing all the good they can continue to make it possible for us to help more people in more ways.

A key part of the event is the presentation of the annual Volunteer of the Year Awards. Each of our volunteers is invaluable to the work we do, and it is always difficult to choose the winners.

The overall award for Volunteer of the Year went to Brian and Kaye Taylor for their work with Wesley Mission’s foster care on the Central Coast.

Brian and Kaye were nominated by Barbara Taylor, program manager at Wesley Dalmar, for their incredible commitment as foster parents for the past 14 years.

“Brian and Kaye are a selfless couple, having cared for many children of all ages and disabilities,” said Mrs Taylor.

“Brian and Kaye are giving and loving carers who continually put the children in their care first. They make such a difference to the lives of the children in their care, whether it is permanent, short term or respite and they are an integral part of our local carers support group, never hesitating to volunteer when help is needed in any way.”