At this year’s AGM, Otway Health honored a very special volunteer. Frances has served community for over 52 years in voluntary service by supporting the Otway Health . She has served on the Otway Health Auxiliary Board, and then later as the Auxiliary Board President. She was instrumental in establishing the Apollo Bay Opportunity Shop in 1965 as a secure business to raise funds for the Apollo Bay Hospital and she still volunteers with the Opportunity Shop to this day.
Since it opened, the Apollo Bay Opportunity Shop has raised over 2 million dollars for the Apollo Bay Hospital to support the delivery of health care for the community.
Frances was given a warm round of applause when receiving and says that she has loved every moment of volunteering, Regarding the donations the Op Shop made in the 1960’s for maternity in Apollo Bay Frances remembers being in the Apollo Bay Hospital with her newborn thinking “I’ve done a little bit to help keep this going.”