Judy Allen Award Winner 2021

December 1, 2021 3:22 pm

Congratulations to Christina Welsford, this year’s recipient of the Judy Allen Award.

Six years ago, along with a consistent commitment to volunteering and to the PFA, Christina helped establish Kilvington’s Foodbank Program – a very special and important support initiative for members of the Kilvington community facing hardship.

The Kilvington Cares Food Program delivers meals and care packages to individuals and families in need. It requires managing a roster of volunteers, of which there are now more than 30, and liaison between cooks, the School and the recipient.

Importantly, it requires compassion, discretion, dedication and brilliant organisational skills, which Christina has in spades.

In the past year, not only has she coordinated numerous deliveries during multiple lockdowns, but has also delivered many meals herself, as the School could not be used as a point of drop-off.

The value of the program is not only to the individuals and families who are cared for, but also to the volunteers who gain so much from contributing to this outstanding initiative. Around 400 meals and care packages have been prepared by our volunteers since the Program’s inception.

Christina leaves us at the end of this year but her legacy of commitment to care and the community will live on in the Kilvington Cares Food Program.