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REDHS appoints two new Life Governors

REDHS is proud to announce two newly appointed life governors: Thomas Murphy and Thelma Walles.

The awards, made at the online REDHS annual general meeting on December 9, were presented in person on Friday, December 17, by board chair David Rosia and chief executive Karen Laing.

Life governorship recognises the contribution both Mrs Walles and Mr Murphy have made as volunteers over 13 and 15 years respectively through Yalukang Aged Care and the Social Support Group services.

Thomas Murphy

Ms Laing said Thomas Murphy started volunteering at REDHS in September 2006.

“We are so lucky to have had Thomas for 15 years,” Ms Laing said.

“He has been helping out for over 15 years as a Social Support Group volunteer with REDHS.

“Thomas does a brilliant job.

“He always manages to put a smile on everyone’s face”.

REDHS staff are not the only ones who appreciate his efforts; Thomas is a long-term volunteer with St-Vincent’s, too.

Thelma Walles

Thelma Walles commenced volunteering in what is now known as Yalukang Aged Care facility in 2008, after retiring from REDHS.

“Thelma spent 12 years working at REDHS as one of the care staff in the hostel and as a leisure and lifestyle worker in Social Support Group,” Ms Laing said.

“After retiring, Thelma joined our volunteer program without missing a beat.

“With her background, Thelma is an all-rounder volunteer and adapts to suit the day’s activities.

“Thelma’s help is appreciated by residents and we appreciate the Easter bunny she donates every year to the raffle.

“Thelma also makes lots of goodies for REDHS stalls, which we value.”

REDHS extends a thank you to Mrs Walles and Mr Murphy for their support of REDHS and the community.

This article appeared in the Campaspe News on Tuesday 21 December 2021.