Every year, the RCH Auxiliaries honour one member through the Madge Tate Service Award. Recognising dedication, leadership and extraordinary service, this year’s award goes to Parkville Auxiliary member Bev Noonan.
“She offers hospitality, so that friendships are fostered and bonds strengthened. She is characteristically optimistic and positive, so that members feel encouraged rather than obligated, and consequently work together with enthusiasm and fun,” said Louise Gourlay OAM, Patron of Auxiliaries.
Bev has been a member of Parkville Auxiliary for more than 15 years and through this time has been instrumental in both the growth of members, as well as the growth of funds raised for the hospital. Always coming up with new and innovative ways to fundraise including high quality Christmas hampers and art auctions, Bev is known to always go the extra mile to gather donations and inspire others to raise funds for the RCH.
‘’I feel very honoured to be selected as this year’s Madge Tate Award Winner. Volunteering with the Auxiliaries is something I’m very passionate about, and I’m grateful for my family and husband Gerry for all of the support, assistance and countless hours that they have contributed over the years,” said Bev.