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Hills Cit­i­zen of the Year

Any­one who vis­ited Cas­tle Tow­ers in the 18 days lead­ing up to Christ­mas would have seen Ruth Didsbury in her pur­ple Re­lay For Life shirt be­hind the gift-wrap­ping count­ing.

As the vol­un­teer co-or­di­na­tor, Ruth spent over 181 hours at Cas­tle Tow­ers lead­ing up to Christ­mas day with her ro­tat­ing team of vol­un­teers. The wra pping raised a record-break­ing $15,115.60 for the Cancer Coun­cil.

She also co-or­di­nated The Mother’s Day wrap at the Tow­ers and the Fa­ther’s Day wrap last year, vol­un­teer­ing a to­tal of 265 wrap­ping hours and rais­ing over $18,500.

Ruth has been a mem­ber of the Hills Re­lay for Life Com­mit­tee for over 15 years and also helps stage a Christ­mas Lights show at her home. Her other vol­un­teer roles in­clude work­ing as a Cancer Coun­cil MP Li­ai­son. She is also on the Hills Light the Night or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.

When Ruth is not rais­ing funds and aware­ness for both the Cancer Coun­cil and the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion she is ac­tively in­volved in the Hills District Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion where she looks af­ter their tour­na­ments and their Satur­day morn­ing ju­niors’ com­pe­ti­tions.

RUTH DIDSBURY Hills Cit­i­zen of the Year (With Mayor Michelle Byrne and Eddie Woo)

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