VOL­UN­TEERS AN IN­SPI­RA­TION

Western Suburbs Weekly - - WesternOpinion -

There are many un­sung heroes in our com­mu­nity, so it is al­ways great to see when pub­lic recog­ni­tion is given to pos­i­tive con­trib­u­tors to so­ci­ety. Those who are recog­nised are of­ten very hum­ble about it; they of­fer their pre­cious per­sonal time, skills and ex­per­tise to the com­mu­nity out of the good­ness of their hearts, not to reap re­wards and awards. Their ob­jec­tive is to help oth­ers, not line their man­tel­pieces with awards and rib­bons.

World events have been heart­break­ing, par­tic­u­larly re­cently with hor­ren­dous de­tails of vi­o­lence com­ing out of Lon­don and Mel­bourne last week, so it is nice to bal­ance with sto­ries about the peo­ple that are try­ing to make a dif­fer­ence for the bet­ter.

El­iz­a­beth Carr was ap­pointed a Mem­ber (AM) of the Or­der of Aus­tralia for her con­tri­bu­tions.

Her hum­ble view is ‘here we are on this big ball out in the mid­dle of nowhere, spin­ning around, so why wouldn’t you want to make eas­ier for oth­ers?’.

More peo­ple could do with fol­low­ing that sen­ti­ment. Julian Wright

Re­porter

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