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Upper Hutt Leader : December 21st 2011
3 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS Fast Approval CASH NOW 245 High Street 24 Queen Street Lower Hutt Wainuiomata Phone: 566 0989 Phone: 564 1596 *All Loans Subject to Normal Lending Criteria Loans for all reasons ADELPHI FINANCE LTD The Established Company HN105346/wh Amounts $500 to $5000 Providing Cash Solutions 40 Years of Financial Service Licenced + BYO Wine Only 92 Main Street, Upper Hutt • Ph: 04 527 9285 Long established Indian restaurant Upper Hutt's Looking for a place to host your Christmas Do? Call Curry Workz to enquire about our Christmas Special Banquet Giving you a 30% Discount. 3703285AP LUNCH: Wed-Fri 12-2pm DINNER: Tue-Sun 5pm-late Dine in, Takeaways & Home Deliveries Ph 528 7232 Logan St, The Mall Upper Hutt www.littleindia.co.nz NOW OPEN FOR SATURDAY LUNCH We pride ourselves on individually preparing each of our dishes using only the freshest and finest ingredients "DO TRY US!" 3623841AD • Monday-Saturday 11.30am-2pm • Dinner 7 Days From 5pm • Food cooked to order • Table service • Eat fresh d St d 11 30 2 2 Xmas Banquet Menu $25pp Keeping the Red Cross flag flying VARIED WORKS Red Cross branches carry out a range of community services. Work by Upper Hutt's team includes delivering Meals on Wheels for the Hutt Valley District Health Board and welfare work including food parcels and the annual Christmas toy appeal. The organisation fundraises to give national (in particular the Canterbury earthquake appeal) and overseas aid. The region also has several Red Cross shops. FIRST AID OPTIONS Red Cross is one of several organisations offering first aid training in the Wellington region. Red Cross training is carried out in Wellington (Thorndon), Kapiti, Lower Hutt, Porirua and Masterton. Paid courses include essential first aid, eight hours, $100; CPR save a life, four hours, $60; Mind that Child, suited to caregivers, six hours, $50; sports team first aid, eight hours, $95; advanced first aid, two days, $230. It also offers free programmes to community groups and schools including ''Save a mate'' and ''People savers'' which give practical advice to adults and children about what to do in an emergency including drug and alcohol-related situations. Book at redcross.org.nz By ROSEMARY McLENNAN Life of service marked Judy Wilson Every household should have a qualified first aider, believes a long-time Red Cross member, Dr Judy Wilson. The retired doctor, and patron of Upper Hutt Red Cross until recently, was inspired to become involved in Red Cross as a child by her grandfather and Wellington doctor W E Collins who believed there should be a first aid certificated person in every house- hold. It would be wonderful to see this happen,'' Dr Wilson believes. The past year's disasters show the importance of those first on the scene knowing what to do. The retired doctor, who has spent much of her spare time sup- porting Red Cross, says that not only is help quickly at hand but onlookers are spared feeling help- less. Dr Wilson was a small girl liv- ing on a farm in the Wairarapa when she first heard about Red Cross. Dr Collins suggested his grand- daughter and her brother should enter the junior Red Cross compe- titions. The competition comprised the collection of New Zealand grasses and mounting the seeds in a scrapbook. I cannot say that we were enthusiastic about this but our governess at the time was, and her presentation won first prize. I often wondered later on in life whether ours was the only entry.'' Her next encounter with Red Cross was during World War II. Uniformed Red Cross voluntary aid detachments were formed. To become registered, volunteers had to pass first aid, home nursing and health and hygiene exams - practical, written, - and spend 60 hours working as a nursing aide in a hospital in a vol- untary capacity. Competitions, which included marching, were held between detachments. Dr Wilson attended medical school in Dunedin. She gave up practising when she married her late husband John Wilson and had a family. In 1965 she was living in Upper Hutt when she became involved with Red Cross again. She found an enthusiastic group of men and women running first aid classes and a junior cadet group. For 33 years children from Upper Hutt schools and organis- ations competed annually in first aid competitions and the prize of the Judy Wilson Shield. While she has not been first on an accident scene, young people who have trained in Upper Hutt have. Some years ago a young boy who had just done his first aid training resuscitated a woman who had had a heart attack and saved her life. It meant a lot to people in Red Cross because he was in their team.'' Red Cross members rallied to give support when Upper Hutt was hit by the 1976 floods, just days before Christmas. They provided meals and cloth- ing for people clearing mud and debris from their flooded homes. Mr Wilson also gave decades of service to Red Cross, served as national president and was instru- mental in establishing its strong financial foundation.
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