Meg’��s Half a Century of Service for Red Cross

Meg Loveland receives her badge from Minister Tony Simpson.
Meg Loveland receives her badge from Minister Tony Simpson.

MINDARIE resident Meg Loveland has been volunteering for Red Cross since before man landed on the moon.

It’s a 50-year commitment to fundraising that last month earned her a WA Volunteer Service Award.

Ms Loveland began at the Red Cross in 1965 – four years before the moon landing – meeting with young mothers on a monthly basis in South City Beach to organise fundraising activities such as lunches and fashion parades.

Five decades later, her work continues for the charity.

Seniors and Volunteering Minister Tony Simpson presented the badge to Ms Loveland at a ceremony during Volunteers Week in December.

She was one of seven recipients honoured for 50 years of service.

“To contribute 50 years’ continuous service to an organisation is a significant contribution to public life,” Mr Simpson said.

“Our society would be much poorer if not for the great work performed by volunteers.”

Others honoured came from a variety of fields including sports associations, business, scouts and St John Ambulance.