Volunteers kept busy
CHILDERS branch volunteers not only prepared care packages for troops, they would also undertake other humanitarian works within the community.
Members made regular hospital and Forest View visits, provided hands-on care and disaster officer training, fundraised for various groups, made trauma teddies and more.
In the 1930s the Childers Junior Red Cross was established.
Junior members were active during the Second World War in making care packages. They would knit washers, socks and balaclavas for troops, using skills learnt during sewing lessons.
Members proudly marched in their uniforms on Anzac Day and regularly held street stalls to raise funds.