Two top awards for charity worker
ANNE Moon is a remarkable local lady who has been recognised for her charity work, with not one but two prestigious awards.
The modest 72-year-old was recently handed the John Fries Memorial Prize for her work with the Red Cross and also the Melvin Jones Award for her work with The Woolgoolga Lions Club.
"I was absolutely stunned and feel so privileged to be recognised," Mrs Moon said.
"I don't find it easy to sit still and get as much from helping others as I give. I find that so much satisfaction comes from lending a hand."
Her work with the Red Cross spans 20 years and includes intermittent periods as president of the Coffs Harbour branch.
Mrs Moon led the formation of the local Red Cross Calling Doorknock Appeal which has raised $300,000 in the past 20 years.
With her lead the Coffs Harbour branch has several times been awarded the Red Cross Shield for NSW country branches for the greatest amount collected.
In her role with the Red Cross, the dedicated local has spent countless hours collecting for disaster appeals, selling raffle tickets, cooking at barbecues and speaking at functions.
At the same time she has achieved considerable success in other organisations including the Lions Club.