Helping is the greatest reward

Robyn Warin is one of more than 50 volunteers who support Sweet Louise and our members throughout New Zealand. We are so grateful for their support and generosity.

Robyn regularly prepares and facilitates the morning tea for the Northland member meetings. Robyn first became involved with Sweet Louise through the New Zealand Textile Fishing Competition, which used to be a key fundraiser for Sweet Louise.

Last December, at the Pt Chevalier Bowling Club in Auckland, Robyn took the incredibly brave step of shaving her head to raise funds for Sweet Louise – and raised $3,000!

Robyn says: “I like the values of Sweet Louise. It’s all about the members, giving them the support they need. And as a volunteer, giving is amazing. It’s easy to do and easy to share.

“Knowing that I can help the Sweet Louise Support Coordinator and make a difference for our members here in Northland is the greatest reward I could have.

“I think the most important qualities for volunteering with Sweet Louise are love, compassion, diplomacy – and a great listening ear.

When she isn’t volunteering, Robyn enjoys spending time with family, especially her granddaughter, as well as making jams and preserves with the produce I grow in my garden.

“My advice for living life to the fullest would be to enjoy what is around you and be kind to others.”

Thank you

Sweet Louise would like to thank Robyn and all our volunteers for their huge contribution.

Your ongoing support makes such a huge difference to members and Sweet Louise, whether you are driving members to meetings, helping at meetings or in the office, or supporting our members in other ways.

He aroha whakatō, He aroha puta mai : If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.

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Sweet Louise relies on the compassion and generosity of New Zealanders to help us provide our essential services to women and men living with advanced cancer.