100 years of Red Cross - be part of the great Australian story

30 Jun 2014



MEMBER for New England, Barnaby Joyce is inviting residents of the New England Electorate to become part of this year’s Centenary celebrations of Red Cross in Australia.


Mr Joyce said the Red Cross has helped shape 100 years of Australia’s social history and to help celebrate its 100 years of history the Red Cross is publishing the stories of ordinary Australians whose lives have been touched by Red Cross as volunteers, members or beneficiaries of their services.


“One hundred years of Red Cross is worth celebrating,” Mr Joyce said.


“Over the past century, especially during times of war and disaster or through the blood service, the lives of most Australians have been touched by Red Cross.


“My grandmother was a member of the Red Cross, it’s such a great organisation,” Mr Joyce said.

Every Australian can take part in the Red Cross Centenary celebrations this year, by attending an event or sharing their Red Cross stories and photos.


“I congratulate the Red Cross members and volunteers in our community whose everyday work makes such a positive, lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable people.


“Red Cross is  unique as an impartial and neutral humanitarian organisation that brings people together, irrespective of religion, nationality or any political difference they may have, to help those in need.


“I look forward to joining Red Cross people in my electorate to celebrate 100 years of people helping people,” Mr Joyce said.


To share your Red Cross story visit www.centenary.redcross.org.au


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