Mans­field com­mu­nity mem­bers honoured

Mansfield Courier - - News -

FOR a num­ber of years now many busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions in Mans­field have been in­volved in cre­at­ing care pack­ages and let­ter writ­ing to our troops over­seas.

Lo­cal schools St Mary’s, Mans­field Pri­mary, Jamieson Pri­mary and Mans­field Se­condary Col­lege have es­pe­cially got in­volved.

“The in­volve­ment by our grade 5s and 6s has been ap­pre­ci­ated by all in­volved,” said St Mary’s prin­ci­pal Tr­ish Et­cell.

“Re­ceiv­ing a care pack­age from home can be a real morale booster for a de­ployed ser­vice mem­ber.”

Last Mon­day, Bill Ro­mans, who has co-or­di­nated the pro­gram, pre­sented medals to mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who sup­ported the care pack­ages.

Each mem­ber re­ceived the of­fi­cial Spe­cial Com­mands Op­er­a­tion medal­lion in recog­ni­tion of the sup­port, all the way from the troops in Kabul, Afghanista­n.

Medals were given to IGA, Foodworks, Mans­field Courier, Ta­mara Ed­wards, Mans­field Print­ing, Mans­field Newsagency, Mans­field Red Cross, Jamieson Ladies and Café 41.

CARE: Bill Ro­mans pre­sented a Spe­cial Com­mands Op­er­a­tion medal­lion to (from left) St Mary’s school cap­tains Dy­lan Wil­son and Harper An­der­son, with vice-cap­tain Amanda Duhamel.

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