VOLUNTEERS AN INSPIRATION
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