A lot can happen in 20 years, but through all those years the Vale Ladies have continued their support for CareFlight Australia and on Wednesday, March 13 they received a certificate of appreciation from CareFlight for 20 years of support.
CareFlight has been around for 32 years, and the Vale Ladies started their support in 1999, when CareFLight was just 12 years old.
Vale Ladies president Jan Hawken said it was a great thrill to receive the certificate.
"This is just lovely, such a wonderful surprise," she said.
Every three months the ladies submit a cheque to the organisation, raising money through fundraisers and events they put on.
"People wouldn't be alive today without them, lots of people need them," Mrs Hawken said.
Mrs Hawken said the group would continue to support CareFlight for as long as they could.
Relationship development officer for CareFlight Sharon Debevc was on hand to present the ladies with the certificate.
"Their 20 years of wonderful support keeps CareFlight flying to the rescue," she said.
The Vale Ladies are also looking for some younger members, so if interested contact Jan Hawken on 6351 2845.
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