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The Inner Wheel Club of Northern Beaches Inc had no hesitation in nominating Vivienne Anderson for the prestigious Margarette Golding Award. Vivienne over many years has met the criteria of being involved with a variety of charities and organisations within her community for a very long time showing a great deal of commitment and dedication on a regular basis.
Vivienne has a wonderful talent in quilt making and has used this skill to create in excess of 50 quilts that have been donated to families following natural disasters such as bush fires as well as to Bear Cottage, a children hospice, and Stuart House, which provides residential care for children from rural area when in need. Vivienne has also provided activity cushions for dementia patients as well as sensory snakes to children with intellectual disabilities.
Many other areas of need in her community have benefited greatly from Vivienne’s generous nature and spirit including Dalwood Homes (which assists families in need), Balmoral Beach Surf Club and the Hope for Children’s Foundation
(an NGO working to transform the lives of the vulnerable).
In addition Vivienne has been a much loved member of Inner Wheel since 1981, serving in all Executive positions including IWA President and IIW Board Director.
The lockdown of our communities have meant the delay in a much anticipated function to present this award to Vivienne and it is hoped that we can celebrate together soon.