Members Statement: Ann Del Borrello

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (13:58:06) — I rise today to congratulate local Yuroke resident Mrs Ann Del Borrello on the tremendous work she is doing to raise awareness about better hygiene practices and her fundraising efforts for the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Medical Research Foundation. Sadly Mrs Del Borrello lost her husband at the age of 77 to swine flu, which has led to her campaign to promote better hygiene practices. Infectious diseases, including many that are spread through coughing and sneezing, can be particularly dangerous to our more vulnerable members of the community, including the elderly and young children.

Mrs Del Borrello held a fundraising lunch on Sunday last week. Moneys raised were donated to the Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop medical foundation. Weary, a truly great Australian and former prisoner of war, was particularly passionate about health. His foundation focuses on emerging medical research and health conditions that impact veterans, both those retired and still active. Mrs Del Borrello has said that she does not want her husband’s death to be in vain, and what a great way to honour him by educating others and by fundraising for such a worthy cause. Well done to Mrs Ann Del Borrello.