The Rotary Club of Oberon has been recognised at district level with a Community Service Award for raising money to buy a modified vehicle to enable James Baxter to remain mobile with the debilitating condition of muscular dystrophy.
President Brenda Lyon said this was achieved by a whole community effort. Oberon High School students made a video of James’ lifestyle and placed it on Facebook.
“Many fundraising activities were carried out such as raffles, concerts etc along with donations through Rotary Benevolent Society. A donation by local residents Ross and Julie Gibson enabled us to purchase the vehicle and give it to James as a surprise birthday gift.”
James is an active member of the Oberon Rotary Club as Facebook administrator and designer for publicity.