Legend status: Dot Robson, of Casino, raising funds for Beef Week at a craft exhibition in Casino this week.
Legend status: Dot Robson, of Casino, raising funds for Beef Week at a craft exhibition in Casino this week. Jay Cronan

Volunteer legend as crafty as ever

DOT ROBSON is one octogenarian you want behind your cause. A champion fundraiser and astute organiser, Mrs Robson is one of thousands of volunteers being celebrated during National Volunteer Week.

State Member for Lismore Thomas George yesterday paid tribute to volunteers like Mrs Robson who work tirelessly to contribute to communities across New South Wales.

In Casino volunteer circles Mrs Robson is a leg-end. She started volunteering for the CWA in 1970, recently earned her 20-year Meals on Wheels volunteer service badge and is a fundraising dynamo for the Casino Show and Beef Week. “I organise the craft shows, but I don’t do craft myself. I’m crafty in other areas,” Mrs Robson said.

This week she raised lump sums from local dentists and doctors for Casino Beef Week. “That’s were I’m crafty,” laughed Mrs Robson.

Mrs Robson said she didn’t earn or want a penny for all her hard work for the community.

“I just love being with people,” the vibrant Casino widow said.

Yesterday she passed her driving test and has no intention of letting go of that raffle stub any time soon.

“National Volunteer Week recognises just how much volunteers selflessly give, not only to their own communities but to the State,” Mr George said.

“Daily volunteers are engaged in a vast range of activities from delivering Meals on Wheels, taking those less able to doctors, reading in libraries, fighting fires, evacuating people and livestock and risking their lives to help others,” he said.

“I organise the craft shows, but I don’t do craft myself. I’m crafty in other areas”



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