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Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award

Tonight at a Hume City Council Award Ceremony Year 11 student Rihan Rofaeel was announced as one of two winners for the Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award. From the 86 applications, 11 were shortlisted and invited to attend the evening.

The Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Awards were established by Hume City Council in 2015 to recognise the legacy of Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG, a Hume local and national hero who passed away in 2013.

“To honour his legacy, Hume City Council established the Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Awards, which biennially, allocates up to $5000, across two categories, to help young community members to achieve their dreams.”

Hume City Council were extremely impressed by Rihan’s application and proposal. She proposed to spend the money to combat the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger in the community. Rihan wrote “…as a community we need to stand with others and what makes a community function well is when we come together to help those within our community – it lets people know that they are not alone, and that helps another person make it through the week.”

Well done Rihan!

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