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Fred Hollows Humanitarian Award – Felicity Bradford

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Felicity Bradford of Good Shepherd Witta who fellowships with the women of Glasshouse Mountains was nominated in 2021 by the Sunshine Coast Council for a Fred Hollows Humanitarian Award for her volunteer guiding at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Since moving to Maleny fourteen years ago with a background in Biology she has been leading mostly school groups to have a joy filled experience in the forest Since the introduction of the NDIS more adults with disabilities visit and with her background as a Special Needs teacher she has taken on the role of co-ordinating their visits. This is the first time The Fred Awards have been given out on the  30th anniversary of his death. The citation says for showing outstanding care and compassion for others. In her interview she stated that she has been volunteering all her life firstly at home after the war when she helped her mother care for little migrant children.  Being only about 8 years old she often got caught up in her own play and forgot to change them . Then of course teaching Sunday School for years and now nearly 50 years as a volunteer RI teacher in State Schools, Ray Martin presented the awards on-line and Gabby Hollows spoke to the participants from all over Australia. Felicity has been a member of Lutheran Women of Qld for over 50 years and has taken on many roles there too.

To God be the Glory

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