COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Anne Cole and the Maitland Black and White Committee

The Black and White Committee is one of our city's great institutions. Its yearly Garden Ramble, through the grounds of beautiful private homes, is a fixture in our annual calendar and its luncheon, which attracts around 400 people, is a must-do event that attracts speakers of Australian and world renown.

These grand events are staged to raise money for Vision Australia and all funds raised stay in the Hunter region to help people who are blind or who have low vision.

Anne gave her time generously for four decades in support of this important cause. Sadly, she passed away earlier this year and was greatly missed at the fifty-first annual Maitland Black and White Committee luncheon, which was held in April.

Anne will not be forgotten. Her memory is preserved by her friends, who recall her many years of service, which included terms as president, secretary and publicity officer.

I am sure their good work will continue in her honour. Vale, Anne.

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