Rotary Club of Woden Daybreak awards two unsung heroes, Bob Garrett and Gary Pettigrove

Unsung heroes serve our community in many areas making an outstanding contribution to community life, the environment, youth and seniors.

The Rotary Club of Woden Daybreak is proud to celebrate selfless individuals who give their time and talents to make our community a better place. The club recently presented awards to two unsung heroes, Bob Garrett and Gary Pettigrove.

Bob Garrett has volunteered with Technology for Ageing and Disability (TADACT) for 27 years to build specialised equipment to help people with disabilities and older people. Bob works about half a day a week, bringing specialised skills to carry out a variety of tasks including building special customised bikes for children with disabilities, which allows them to be more mobile and experience the sort of freedom that other children enjoy.

CONGRATULATIONS: Bob Garrett (centre) receives his award from Mark Schipp (right) and Graham Waite.

CONGRATULATIONS: Bob Garrett (centre) receives his award from Mark Schipp (right) and Graham Waite.

Gary Pettigrove has been a surf lifesaving volunteer for 45 years and has been instrumental in raising over $40,000 for the Broulee community through a fundraising swimming event over eight years. In 1997 Gary was awarded the Victorian Life Saver of the Year award and spent several years training aspiring lifesavers in the Bronze Medallion.

Gary Pettigrove (right) was honoured to receive his award from Barry Welsby.

Gary Pettigrove (right) was honoured to receive his award from Barry Welsby.

Gary moved to Canberra in 2000 and since then has volunteered continuously in surf lifesaving, surf boat racing, junior sport, and school activities. Gary has coached several junior basketball teams over a period of 17 years and has been involved in organising a school disco for students of the Arawang Primary School for eight years.

More further information, please contact wodendaybreak@outlook.com or phone Karen on 0417 482 360.

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