Vol­un­teers kept busy

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

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.

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