Kaye Chamings awarded Life Governor

At the East Grampians Health Service Open Access Board Meeting in November, the Board awarded a Life Governorship to dedicated Ark Toy and Activity Library Auxiliary member Kaye Chamings, the highest honour EGHS can bestow on an individual.

Kaye joined the EGHS Ark Toy and Activity Library Auxiliary in 2008 and in 2012 became president of the Auxiliary, a role she held until 2022.

During this time Kaye has worked tirelessly and passionately to ensure the growth and success of the Toy Library.

Kaye’s warm and friendly nature has been paramount to the Toy Library’s success. She was a leader in lobbying for funding for a new purpose built Toy Library and was also a strong advocate of the Maternal and Child Health Service being located at EGHS. The key focus was early intervention and support of the mother and children.

Kaye is very welcoming to all mums and bubs and over the years she has continued to build and foster very good relationships with families from across the region.

During COVID-19 restrictions, when the Toy Library was unable to be run in its usual format, Kaye happily attended to the needs of consumers one on one, assisting with the selection and returning of toys.

Kaye devotes much of her own time and energy in keeping the toys updated and in excellent condition.

Kaye’s continual active involvement and leadership of the EGHS Ark Toy and Activity Library Auxiliary has ensured volunteers remain engaged and that the Toy Library has continued to grow and provide a valuable service to parents and children. Her selflessness and dedication are a wonderful asset for our community.

Congratulations Kaye from the Board, staff and volunteers at EGHS.

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