Volunteers at a Stanmore-based health and social care service were awarded with the Platinum Jubilee Champions.
Jewish Care’s Sandringham is proud to announce that Sara Linskell, Wendy Pater, and Rosalind Monnikendam will receive the Platinum Jubilee Awards, created in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of service by the Royal Voluntary Service to honour 490 outstanding volunteers nationwide who make a difference every day.
Rosalind contributes two days a week at Jewish Care’s Pears Court Retirement Living flats in Sandringham, where she manages a team of volunteers who assist bi-weekly Coffee Mornings and small-group support groups.
Rosalind was overjoyed to win the Platinum Jubilee Award, she said: “I was taken completely by surprise, and I feel it’s a great honour for myself and also recognises all the wonderful volunteers that I’ve been working alongside for many years at Jewish Care.
“I like volunteering, it’s a chance for me to put back into the community and to do what I enjoy doing the most – caring for other people. It’s special to be involved with supporting the Holocaust survivors, with all that they’ve experienced they come to Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors’ Centre with a smile on their faces.”
Jewish Care chief executive, Daniel Carmel-Brown, said: “Jewish Care is so proud of our amazing volunteers who have received Platinum Jubilee Awards. I would like to say a very special congratulations Wendy, Sara and Rosalind and thank them for their dedication and all that they do to make it possible for Jewish Care to support many older people in our community who rely on us each day.”