Out­stand­ing ef­forts hon­oured

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THERE was an ex­tra cel­e­bra­tion as the Biggen­den Friends of the Red Cross cel­e­brated its sec­ond birth­day.

Leader Moira Thomp­son re­ceived quite a sur­prise when pre­sented with a Red Cross State Merit award.

Red Cross State Mem­ber­ship Of­fi­cer Louise Kerr trav­elled up from Bris­bane for the oc­ca­sion while three Bund­aberg Red Cross mem­bers also at­tended.

The award was in recog­ni­tion of the out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion Mrs Thomp­son has made to the Red Cross.

Queens­land Divi­sional Ad­vi­sory Board chair­man John Pin­ney said the heart of the Red Cross is vol­un­tary ser­vice.

“With­out peo­ple like Mrs Thomp­son who are pre­pared to give self­less and loyal ser­vice, the Red Cross would not be the well re­spected and ad­vanced or­gan­i­sa­tion it is to­day in Aus­tralian and through­out the world,” he said.

Mrs Kerr said Mrs Thomp­son had sin­gle-hand­edly es­tab­lished and main­tained a school-based Friends of the Red Cross with 34 mem­bers.

“She has spent count­less hours in ed­u­cat­ing both chil­dren and their par­ents on the work of Red Cross,” Mrs Kerr said.

“Moira has also en­gaged them in cre­ative and mean­ing­ful ac­tiv­i­ties re­lated to the Seven Prin­ci­ples through­out the school year.”

Mrs Kerr said Mrs Thomp­son’s ef­forts were greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

IM­POR­TANT CON­TRI­BU­TION: Biggen­den MoiraThomp­son was sur­prised to re­ceive a Red Cross State Merit Award from State Mem­ber­ship of­fi­cer Louise Kerr.

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