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UC alumna recognised for community service

UC alumna, Anne Wignall received a Community Service Award from the Halswell–Hornby–Riccarton Community Board on Wednesday for her outstanding support of UC’s Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre for Child and Family Psychology. Anne, who graduated from UC in 1981 with a Science degree, also volunteers at the Archer Retirement Village helping residents.

In addition to kindly donating to the Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre, Anne is in regular contact with staff on how further fundraising can make a difference and helps to seek additional gifts. She also spends time mentoring and providing encouragement to student interns working at the Centre.

Alumni and UC Foundation Director Jo Dowling says that Anne has had a positive impact on the Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre. 

“Without Anne’s active encouragement and generous financial support, UC’s Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre would not have been able to achieve such impressive outcomes. Since 2011 the Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre has helped 590 children and their families, and hosted 51 interns.”

The Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre for Child and Family Psychology is one of the five causes that the 2018 Annual Appeal is supporting. Find out more here.  

Below: Alumni and UC Foundation Director Jo Dowling with UC alumna and supporter Anne Wignall.  

UC staff member makes 100th blood bank donation

Congratulations to Diana Hinterleitner from the Student Services team for her 100th blood bank donation.

Diana reached this milestone recently and the NZ Blood Service celebrated her efforts with a presentation.

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Diana has been donating blood since 1976. She started off donating whole blood but then moved to donating plasma, which is needed greatly by hospitals around the country.

Read about how to donate blood here >>>