Mak­ing is­land vis­its more mem­o­rable

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By DENISE S. CAHILL

NED­LANDS res­i­dent Sue Fox was among 11 Rot­tnest Is­land vol­un­teers recog­nised with a WA Vol­un­teer Ser­vice Award last month.

Mrs Fox, along with hus­band Richard Fox, is a found­ing mem­ber of the Rot­tnest Vol­un­teer Guides As­so­ci­a­tion (RVGA) that started 30 years ago with 35 vol­un­teers.

“Richard has been pres­i­dent twice and to make it a fam­ily af­fair our daugh­ter Liz Fox was also once a guide,” Mrs Fox said.

“In the late 60s Richard’s father had a job here as the act­ing is­land man­ager and re­lief light­house keeper so like a lot of our guides we have al­ways had some con­nec­tion.”

Seven of the orig­i­nal 35 guides are still ac­tive with the RVGA.

“We are in a won­der­ful en­vi­ron­ment and it’s a priv­i­lege to be able to share our love and en­thu­si­asm of the is­land with the vis­i­tors,” Mrs Fox said.

“Peo­ple come from ev­ery­where and there’s even lo­cals who have never been to the guns or the tun­nels be­fore.

“The guns, tun­nels and light­house are favourites with me be­cause of the his­tory and re­la­tion to the is­land.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d447709

Rot­tnest Is­land vol­un­teer Sue Fox.

Recog­nised vol­un­teers

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