Williams Lake resident Lynette Cobb is this year’s recipient of the Women’s Contact Society’s Women With Heart Award.
Cobb was presented with the award Sunday at the Senior’s Activity Centre.
“I don’t feel like I deserve this. It’s not why I do it. It was just something I felt I did, but it feels really good,” she says.
Cobb has volunteered over 48,000 hours with the Cariboo-Chilcotin Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Branch within 21 years and currently volunteers for the RCMP Victim Services program giving more than 3,000 hours to advocate on behalf of those who need support.
She says people that that are going through the court system need someone.
“Sometimes they’re pretty scared and not sometimes; all the time. Just to help them know what’s coming and their testimony isn’t all and that they’re only a piece of the puzzle and so they don’t blame themselves if it doesn’t go the right way.”
Cobb says she misses her work with the CMHA although Crisis and Counselling Programming Manager, Janis Breck says Lynette still drops in and manages to volunteer every once in a while.
“She definitely has a lot of passion for whatever she gets involved with…she has a lot of compassion for people.”
Breck who nominated Cobb for the award says she consistently shows a positive attitude in spite of the physical challenges she faces and continues to face everyday living with MS since 1982.