Gordon carrying the Queen's Baton
From managing the 150 volunteers, maintaining the Foundation's patient accommodation units, travelling all over the state in his own time to help fundraise for the organisation to being the general 'fix-it' guy round the office, Gordon kindly gives up so much of his time to help others in need.
Fittingly, in February 2006, Gordon was recognised for his amazing generosity when he carried the Queen's Baton down Rundle Street, Adelaide in the Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 Queen's Baton Relay.
Leukaemia Foundation staff and patients were thrilled Gordon had been chosen to carry the baton.
South Australian General Manager, Elizabeth Davis said "Gordon is one of Australia's unsung heroes. His contribution to the Leukaemia Foundation and the patients we help is immeasurable. We honestly don't know what we would do without him."
"Gordon does everything and anything to help. For example he comes in every Saturday morning without fail to wash and maintain our four patient transport cars. These cars have driven in excess of 150,000 kms in the past 12 months taking patients to and from treatment. This is a vital service for patients as taking public transport during treatment may be dangerous due to the risk of infection."
"His service to the community is invaluable and he deserves every bit of recognition he gets."