Echo awarded St John gongs

Northern Rivers Echo editor Terra Sword and general manager Heather Williams (both centre) were recently presented with community service awards by St John Ambulance regional secretary Alf Smith and his wife Gwen (far left) and branch manager Chris Way (far right).

When you work at a newspaper you get used to dealing with peoples complaints and grievances, but every so often someone wants to say thanks, and its those moments that make the weekly slog worthwhile.

Last week The Echos general manager Heather Williams and editor Terra Sword were presented with community service awards by the North Coast branch of St John Ambulance for the newspapers contribution in promoting their valuable work.

The Echo has always provided a journalist and a photographer to cover important St John events and promote the good name of St John, said St Johns regional secretary, Alf Smith. For this St John is extremely grateful. The Northern Rivers Echo deserves to be recognised for its wonderful, community-orientated coverage of our activities over many years.

Lismore branch manager Chris Way said that Terra had always made herself available to attend, photograph and publish stories on significant St John events.

It was quite appropriate that the St John NSW State Council recognised Terras exceptional contribution with this high level community service award, said Chris.


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