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