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)