“Stunned, blown away”, were two phrases used by Uncle Bobs Bendigo president Carol Maher to describe her life membership award.
Ms Maher, president of the local branch for 15 years, was given the award by the organisation’s state president on Sunday.
Relationships formed while fundraising for the charity, which has been supporting children’s health since 1942, has been the cornerstone of her tenure, she said.
“We have all become great friends and we have great laughter. It has been a delight to work with these people,” she said.
Ms Maher joined the organisation in 1997 as a member, and became involved with communications for the charity before assuming the role as president of the local branch, which has around 12 volunteers.