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NSW community service award for 58 years of giving

Malcolm Randall with MP Greg Warren

Six decades of community service: Malcolm Randall with MP Greg Warren, who presented him with a NSW community service award.

For almost 60 years Malcolm Randall was one of the most active members of the Campbelltown community.

Since moving to live in Leumeah in 1959, Mr Randall  held numerous positions in local sporting and youth clubs.

He was on the board of directors at Campbelltown RSL Club, secretary of Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch and a Trustee of Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch.

For many years Mr Randall was also integral in the planning of ANZAC day services at Mawson Park.

Over the years Mr Randall received many honours, big and small.

They have included life memberships of the Campbelltown RSL Soccer Club, Campbelltown RSL Youth Club, Burns Physical Culture, Campbelltown RSL Club Limited, Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch, RSL Sub branch, and 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association.

Mr Randall also received the meritorious service medal for his dedication to the Campbelltown RSL Sub Branch, and in 2007 was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the community.

Now Malcolm Randall, who has been living in aged care at Durham Green, Menangle for the past 18 months,  has received a NSW Government Community Service Award.

The award is signed by the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and local MP Greg Warren, was presented it to Mr Randall.

Mr Warren said the award is recognition for Mr Randall’s 58 years of volunteer work in Campbelltown.

Mr Randall grew up in Orange and joined the Army at the age of 21 in 1951.

A veteran who served in Korea and Malaya, he was discharged in 1959 holding the rank of Sergeant in the 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.

“Mr Randall was part of that generation who moved to Campbelltown in the 1950s and 60s, who helped build Campbelltown into the city it is today. They worked hard and didn’t ask for much back.

“While some people commit to organisations for their own self-gratification, Mr Randall has always given back to the community, ensuring that those in need were looked after.”

 

 

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