The Tamworth branch of the Red Cross has awarded some of its members for their ongoing support of the organisation.

Reward: Jocelyn Morris and Helen Lesley, who was recognised for her continued support of the organisation. Photo: Peter Hardin 291117PHA039
Reward: Jocelyn Morris and Helen Lesley, who was recognised for her continued support of the organisation. Photo: Peter Hardin 291117PHA039

Some of the region’s Red Cross volunteers were recognised in Tamworth, on Wednesday.

Ladies day: Red Cross volunteers were thanked for their hard work at a special morning tea. Photo: Peter Hardin 291117PHA015

Ladies day: Red Cross volunteers were thanked for their hard work at a special morning tea. Photo: Peter Hardin 291117PHA015

The Tamworth branch held a special morning tea to say thank you to it’s valuable volunteers for their ongoing support of the organisation.

The day also saw two presentations.

Celebration: The Trauma Teddy Finishing School was also recognised.

Celebration: The Trauma Teddy Finishing School was also recognised.

The local trauma teddy finishing school was awarded a Red Cross Distinguished Team Award for their extraordinary service, in making sure children feel comforted in times of trauma.

They distribute up to 200 teddies per month, via a number of sources including the Ambulance Service, the Tamworth hospital, pathology services, fire brigades, The Royal Flying Doctor Service, and Dubbo and Moree hospitals.. 

While Helen Lesley received a Distinguished Service Award, which recognised her continued support of the organisation.

She’s been involved with the branch since 1975 and has held various positions in that time. Ms Lesley also received a Long Service Medal in 1990, 1st bar in 1995 and 2nd bar in 2005.

The local branch of the Red Cross is 103 years old.