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Community Radio's own Recognised Volunteer

posted 15 May 2013, 00:39 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 May 2013, 14:29 by The Walters Family ]
On January 26 2013, Vera Wadley, a contributor on the Meander Valley Community Radio 96.9FM with her own programme, received a Volunteer Recognition Certificate for 3000 voluntary hours from the Meander Valley Council.

This was in appreciation of her contribution to the community of Meander Valley and for raising money for charities, eg. Camp quality, Cystic Fybrosis, at the Deloraine RSL since 1990, and still doing so, with a 5 piece band and anything up to 24 artists, many of whom travel from all over the state to be with Vera on her thoroughly enjoyable nights, every 3rd Saturday of the month.

The certificate read, “On behalf of the Deloraine RSL Charity Singers and Friends, we congratulate you on a wonderful achievement for all your fundraising events over the past 23 years and can only say Thank You for starting this club to help and support so many people.” One Care Worker, Di McGee, wrote, “Vera was also invited to afternoon tea with the Tasmanian Governor, Peter Underwood, at Government House in Hobart last December 2012, in recognition of her fundraising for Cystic Fybrosis, along with other Cystic Fybrosis fundraisers.

Vera’s interest in charity work started with group singing with co-founder Helen Fellowes. Vera is also a talented song writer who won an award in 2007 in the Tasmanian and New Zealand Song Writing Competition. The award was for two songs, The Gift of Music and My Treasured Picture.

Although Vera’s health is not the best, she hopes to continue singing and fundraising for charities for many years yet.”

Vera has been with the radio station for 12 months now, but is quietly spoken and a modest person so it took us a while to find out we had this jewel in our midst.