AUDREY TIBBLES, BCAv
Audrey is now in her 73rd year of voluntary service with the British Red Cross. This has been sustained since her first contact with the service when she was just 16 years of age. Audrey retired as a First Aider in 1975 but continued her support of the British Red Cross with charity work, baking cakes and making jams for the British Red Cross Fair, held at the Guildhall in London. Last year, aged 89, Audrey walked the ¾ of a mile route at the Lord Mayor’s Show proudly wearing the uniform of the charity she has been devoted to for over seven decades. The parade culminated in her being interviewed by the BBC.
In the invitation to her 90th birthday party, Audrey requested that in lieu of any gifts, all guests make a donation to the British Red Cross. Audrey has devoted her life to working and supporting the charity and as a volunteer she has raised over £55,000.
With the thousands of hours dedicated during such a long reign as a volunteer, Audrey has been an ever-present figure within the charity. During her time, along with other charitable activities, Audrey was on duty during the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and at the sad occasion of Winston Churchill’s funeral.
Those that know Audrey recognise that she has worked tirelessly for the Red Cross and indeed other charitable causes and that her efforts have not diminished with time.
Nominated by: Maureen Bonanno-Smith