Volunteer of the Year award
17 September 2019
Yvonne Mack, one of the churchwardens at Blofield Church, was recently been named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by YMCA Norfolk for her work supporting single parent families.
Yvonne volunteers in Norwich on a weekly basis to work with Umbrella Housing, giving support to single parent families. Yvonne was praised by her colleagues for working tirelessly to support clients.
The Rector of Blofield, Rev Kevin Billson, said he is not surprised to hear of the award as Yvonne is not only an industrious and hardworking church warden, she is also passionately concerned about homelessness and issues faced by single parents, who often find themselves in a vulnerable and lonely place. Recently Yvonne led a sleep over in the church for some local children that included a focus on homelessness. Children and parents who came along were invited to build their own ‘den’ for the night in which to sleep.