If it was not for places like these, my brother and his friends would be lost! May I say a BIG THANK YOU to the team at St Chads.

I like meeting with all my friends at St Chads and showing new people around.

It's very rewarding to be a part of St Chads' camaraderie where individuals are gaining skills and independence leading to those same individuals leading 'everyday lives in everyday places.

It's great to see the Rotorua community celebrating and valuing the people and the work of St Chads.

I just want to say congratulations and well done to the St Chads' team for the Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero award. I do understand that you don’t do this for the recognition, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to be acknowledged for what it is you are trying to achieve.