Honour for cancer unit lead volunteer

HUNTERS HILL

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Madeleine Doutreband with her son Eric and her community service award.

A LIFETIME of service was rewarded on Australia Day when 91-year-old Madeleine Doutreband received a Randwick Council community service award.

Ms Doutreband, who resides at Twilight Aged Care in Hunters Hill, was honoured for her longstanding commitment to community work within Randwick and her dedication to helping others.

In 1977, she founded the ladies committee of the Children’s Cancer Institute’s longest-standing volunteer group.

The committee was originally set up to help raise funds for worthy research projects throughout Australia.

One of them was the establishment of a research facility at Randwick’s Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital.

Today, the group has more than 35 active members and has raised in excess of $700,000 for childhood cancer research.

Twilight Aged Care CEO Lesley Jordan said the award recognised Ms Doutreband’s dedication to helping save lives of children suffering from cancer.

“We are very proud to have residents like Madeleine within our community,” he said.

“This award has provided an opportunity to celebrate her contribution and promote the importance of volunteering.”