MaterCare thanks Kay Newbold
September 4, 2015:
During each international conference, MaterCare International presents an award to an outstanding person who has committed themselves to the betterment of maternal health and MaterCare projects.
This year, MaterCare International presents the award for outstanding supporter to a familiar face to all those who are in need, a wonderful mother, grandmother and a good friend to many of the parishioners at - St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish in Brampton, Canada, Kay Newbold. For over 15 years, Kay has been a dedicated and valued supporter. Whenever possible, Kay has distributed materials for us, organized parish events, been a point of contact for presentations, and been a vocal supporter of MaterCare within the Catholic Women’s League (CWL). She is the CWL past president at the Parish and in fact the founder of the CWL in that parish, 13 years ago. Whenever there is a fundraising at the Parish she is right in the middle of things, helping out. She is also well known for crafting and quilting; she spearheads this with a group of other passionate ladies. A mention has to be made on her knitting skills, her hands are so quick and in no time she has the latest pattern shawl or sweater knitted to the joy of her granddaughter.
So it is not surprising that she holds MaterCare dear to her heart, she is there every year at the CWL convention both at the Diocese and at the Provincial where she rents a table and has a display of MaterCare, each time she gets creative in her displays to maximize the impact. It is due to her that many of the Parishes in Toronto got to know of MaterCare, as she has given many presentations there along with Dr. Walley and Simon.
Kay exemplifies the kind of person who responds to a need in any way she can. She has recognized that the mission of MaterCare, to uphold the dignity of human life, can and ought be the mission of each individual on this planet.
Thomas Aquinas said a great many things, but one thing in particular he said applies to Kay.
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”
Aquinas. 13th Century.
It is with great joy that she is commended today, to our supporter and longtime friend Kay, thank you!