We are saddened to announce the death of Jackie McGinty who was Advocacy Support Worker with AdvoCard. Jackie passed away in mid-June – after a struggle of several years with long-term illness.
Facilitating advocacy appointments between volunteers and service users takes special skills of listening well, communicating clearly, and being creative about possibilities and arrangements – not to mention patience. Then a thoroughness is required to ensure everything runs smoothly. Jackie had what it takes and was particularly good at making people she was working with feel at ease in her gentle way of carrying out her role. We all enjoyed working with her.
We, along with Jackie’s loving family and friends, will miss her greatly.