Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Helping Others Is Labour of Love; COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Helping Others Is Labour of Love; COMMUNITY CHAMPION

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KEN Gilmore of Murwillumbah has a diverse range of interests from Lions to establishing a special ambulance service, being in the CMF to working at the race course and being involved with the Anglican Church.

He was born at Bangalow, educated at Nimbin and Lismore.

Mr Gilmore was then employed at Norco Lismore, W Robinson and sons and Resco engineering spare parts.

He joined NSW Ambulance service after six years of honorary service, and was stationed at Lismore and then a permanent officer at Murwillumbah for 30 years from 1977 until retirement in 2007.

Mr Gilmore established the first Patient Transport Service on the North Coast, being the first officer for the service on the North Coast, which he did for his last 10 years of service.

While with the ambulance service he also spent six years as an honorary St John officer in the Kingscliff branch, being presented with life membership in 1988 by the NSW Governor Sir James Rowland. …

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