Do you know a spouse or partner of a rural doctor who deserves recognition for their outstanding achievements and contributions to rural communities or other individual endeavours? Why not nominate them for the 2017 Backbone of the Bush Award.
This award acknowledged and recognises spouses and partners of rural doctors who achieve outstanding accomplishments in their own right, while simultaneously supporting their doctor partner and the rural communities they've come to call home.
The 2016 Backbone of the Bush recipient, Bec Telfor from Stanthorpe, was instrumental in fundraising for the the Australian Breastfeeding Association and local schools and kindergartens, as well as sporting and arts groups. "I feel volunteering has given me much more than I have given, it was almost overwhelming to be awarded for it too!" Bec said.
See Backbone of the Bush for more information and the 2017 Nomination Form. Nominations close 30 April, 2017.