Ju­dith’s car­ni­val far from over

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

SEEK­ERS star Ju­dith Durham had been an in­ter­na­tional name for decades be­fore she truly un­der­stood just what she could achieve with her fame.

When her late hus­band was di­ag­nosed with mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease in 1992 she be­came the na­tional pa­tron of the foun­da­tion and re­alised the spotlight she could put on is­sues. Af­ter 20 years of com­mu­nity work, Ms Durham has been named the 2015 Vic­to­rian of the Year.

“It means the world to me. It means that I have a rea­son to ex­ist, that I can do what­ever good I can in the world,” she said.

Still in­volved with the Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia, The Seek­ers star sup­ports in­jured nurses, drive­way safety, Small Mir­a­cles Foun­da­tion and Aus­tralian Chil­dren’s Choir.

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