Lilley Australia Day Awardees Honoured in Chermside

Photo Credit: LADA Website

On Australia Day 2018, a 90-year-old woman volunteer became the 1000th person to receive a Lilley Australia Day Awards or LADA  award. Ms Gladys Saxby received the recognition for her 29 years of volunteer work with Chermside National Seniors. For the last two decades, Ms Saxby has been the group’s Tour Officer at the helm of monthly bus trips. She has also been cooking lunches for all the members of the Chermside National Seniors.

The Lilley Australia Day Awards or LADA, established by Federal member for Lilley, Wayne Swan MP in 1994, recognises individuals and groups who dedicate time and effort in making the community better for its people.

This Australia Day 2018, 57 people and institutions received Lilley Australia Day awards at a public function held at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club in Chermside.

Other Awardees

LADA is comprised of two other awards namely the Ted Tremayne Awards which is given to not-for-profit organisations and The Brisbane Airport Corporation Business Award which is given to businesses that make a remarkable contribution to the community.

The Versace Timbers Virginia which helps raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the recipient of The Brisbane Airport Corporation Business Award.

Credit: Versace Timbers Facebook
Versace Timbers accepting their awards
Credit: Versace Timbers Facebook

The CFQ Bookshop in Nundah which helps funds research for the Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is the recipient of the Ted Tremayne Award.

CFQ Bookshop was honoured to be the recipient of the Ted Tremayne Memorial Trophy for NFP Community Service at the Lilley Australia Day Awards.
Credit: CFQ Bookshop

Meanwhile, Val Stafford has been recognised for her 50 years of volunteering at St Pius Primary School in Banyo. She is the longest serving volunteer to receive the personal Volunteer Awards.

Federal member for Lilley, Wayne Swan MP, established LADA in 1994 and on Friday, a 90-year-old woman volunteer became the 1000th person to receive the award. Ms Gladys Saxby received the recognition for his 29 years of volunteer work with Chermside National Seniors. For the last two decades, Ms Saxby has been the group’s Tour Officer at the helm of monthly bus trips. She has also been cooking lunches for all the members of the Chermside National Seniors.

LADA has recognised more than 800 individual volunteers for the last 20 years. The awarding ceremony is held annually at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club in Chermside.