On Sunday 5th March the annual Volunteers’ Lunch was held in the courtyard of Building 14 at the Ryder-Cheshire Ivanhoe Home. The Committee of the Ivanhoe Home hosts this annual lunch to say thank you to all the wonderful people who give their time, skills and energy to keep the Home functioning and to work toward the Ryder-Cheshire aim of the relief of suffering.
The threatened rain held off and everyone enjoyed the chance to get together and enjoy a delicious meal and good company. Don Hamilton, committee president, gave a short speech to thank all volunteers and made a special mention of Nola and Leo Jones and Leo’s beautiful guide dog, Wilby. For many years, Nola and Leo have traveled from Shepparton to volunteer as relief resident carers, acting in place of Sister Jane for days or weeks at a time. While Nola and Leo have retired from this role, it is a joy to everyone to know that they will still be coming back to host the Christmas Day lunch here at the Ivanhoe Home.
Volunteers are vital to maintaining the work and life at the Ivanhoe Home, and we are grateful to each and every person for their unique contributions. Volunteers support the Ivanhoe Home in a variety of ways including administration duties, maintenance, organising morning teas and events, entertaining at music nights and other occasions, organising the trading table and raffles, making cards and other handcrafts for sale and lots of other ways. Many volunteers live locally, while others travel from near and far. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at the Ivanhoe Home, please contact Sister Jane or Angie during office hours on telephone 92542400.