Compassionate Hunters Hill resident wins Council award

A resident at the Hunters Hill Village has received a Randwick City Council Community Award.

Madeleine Doutreband, aged 91, was recognised by the Council for her long standing commitment to community work within Randwick and her dedication to helping others.

She is a founding member of the Ladies Committee of the Children’s Cancer Institute’s longest-standing volunteer group.

The committee was set up in 1977 to help raise funds to establish a research facility at the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital in Randwick, and to help support other worthwhile research projects throughout Australia.

Through a variety of fundraising activities this dedicated group of volunteers – which has more than 35 active members – has raised in excess of $700,000 towards childhood cancer research helping to save lives of children suffering from cancer.

Madeleine is now a local resident at Hunters Hill Village, one of four Twilight Aged Care homes in the north of Sydney.

Hunters Hill Village CEO Lesley Jordan describe the award as a well deserved honour.

“We are very proud to have residents like Madeleine within our community,” she said.

“This award has provided an opportunity to celebrate her contribution and promote the importance of volunteering”.

Award winning Madeleine Doutreband. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO