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Volunteer Spotlight: Kitty Eglinton

Kitty Eglinton has been volunteering at the Christchurch House for just 6 months. She shares what keeps her coming back.

I always thought it was cool that one of my colleagues was a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House South Island. When she moved overseas earlier this year I realised the House would have a gap in the volunteer team and knew this was something I could fill. I now come in weekly and tidy common areas, clean, do the rubbish and just generally get the House ready for the next day.
For the families I meet here, their situations are serious and for that reason, the House could be a sad and dark place. But it’s really the opposite, it’s a warm and friendly Home and I am so
glad I can be a part of that.

If I can make someone’s day easier then I’m happy to help. I love meeting people and connecting with the kids. I often think I get more out of being here than I give and inevitably go home with a grateful perspective on my own life.

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