- Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:14
It is with great excitement that we announce that our very own Rosie Bray has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours List for 2018, for service to the community of north east Melbourne.
Rosie has supported many organisations in and around the Diamond Valley area over a long period of time including:
- Diamond Valley Community Support - Committee Member since 2009 and active volunteer since 2000
- Foundation Member of Yarra Valley FM Radio
- Supporter of Diamond Valley Foodshare since the 1990s
- Founding Member Greensborough Historical Society
Rosie is also a published author having written 'The History of Diamond Valley/Eltham Citizens Advice Bureau’, and has been a writer for 'What’s On in Watsonia' for over 30 years.
Rosie said: "I just wish my mum and dad were here to share this with me. It was their upbringing that gave me the community spirit."
The DVCS Committee of Management, staff and volunteers extend a very big congratulations to Rosie on her great and well deserved achievement.
Thank you very much StreetSmart Australia for your very generous Community Grant to Diamond Valley Community Support! These funds will go a long way towards the purchase of hygiene and personal care products such as toothbrush, toothpaste, flannel, soap, cleaning wipes, deodorant, shampoo, sanitary items etc for DVCS Mens and Womens Toiletry Bags and TLC Bags.
Many of our clients are so worried about providing for the rest of the family that they often forget about themselves. And it’s for this reason we have introduced TLC Bags to help vulnerable women feel important and cared for, and hopefully bring a little joy to their day. Handbags are packed with toiletries and other items such as lotions and moisturisers, jewellery, trinkets, note book, scarf, etc. When presented with a TLC Bag many clients are overwhelmed with gratitude. And thanks to our very generous friends at Greenhills Neighbourhood House we have been able to provide more TLC bags to our most vulnerable clients at Christmas time. Our Greenhills friends donated many gorgeous handbags and lots of lovely toiletries and gifts.Thank you very much Anna Lee and all the Greenhills community!