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Volunteer receives OAM for 30 years service to charities and foundations

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Warwick local and Leukaemia Foundation volunteer, Elaine Stewart was recognised for her vital service and support of Australians living with blood cancer. 

Elaine Stewart was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her selfless work and contribution to the Leukaemia Foundation’s Warwick Branch, as well as her local School’s Chaplaincy Committee and the Riding for the Disabled Association. 

A volunteer for more than thirty years Elaine said that receiving the award was an honour. 

“I received an email saying that I had been considered and I was shocked. I have gotten far more out of being a volunteer than I’m sure I have ever given.’’ She said. 

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said we would like to personally thank Elaine for all her hard work and dedication to the Leukaemia Foundation over the years and congratulate her on receiving this greatly deserved award.  

“It is the selfless dedication and tireless efforts of people such as Elaine, who assist in helping support and raise funds for people living with blood cancer that really make a difference locally, as well as nationally.” Bill Petch said. 

By offering your time or service to a local community group or national charity such as the Leukaemia Foundation can really make a difference. Bill Petch added. 

Elaine’s story is just one of many examples that show the positive impact volunteering has not only for others in need but also a great reward personally too. 

If you’d like to get involved or find out more about volunteering with the Leukaemia Foundation, send an email to 

Last updated on July 8th, 2020

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