The 'Hearty Kids' Gala Ball, Canberra May 2017

The Cross of Valour recipients were invited by our Vice Patron Mr Richard Rolfe OAM and his wife Debbie to attend and be involved in the Heart Kids Gala Charity Ball in Canberra. The aim of the HeartKids Ball was to help change the lives of thousands of young people and their families affected by heart disease.  The Cross of Valour recipients, Darrell Tree, Victor Boscoe, Al Sparkes, Tim Britten and Rich Joyes to meet very brave people at times but meeting 16 year old heart transplant recipient Callum Gordon and his Mum, Major Alli Gillam during the night took things to a whole new level. Our utmost respect and admiration to you both. You are the epitome of the word inspiration. The night continued to be a night of inspiration for the  recipients, including spending time with 15 year old Hetty Toze and her family. The courage of these young Australians and their families in facing and dealing with their heart conditions is something that is far too easily overlooked. Hetty you are one truly brave young lady. We respect and admire you.