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Celebrating Remarkable Women in Rockhampton: Carinity’s Unsung Heroes

Celebrating Remarkable Women in Rockhampton: Carinity’s Unsung Heroes
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International Women’s Day on March 8th marks a global celebration of the remarkable achievements and tireless dedication of women. 

Today, we spotlight the incredible females within our Carinity community, exemplifying strength, resilience, and compassion.

Helen Bawden OAM: A Beacon of Support for the Disabled

In the Carinity Brownesholme retirement village, Helen Bawden OAM stands as a dedicated community volunteer and advocate for those with disabilities.

Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2011, Helen’s commitment to the Oakey community is unwavering.

As a full-time carer for her husband Barry, she strives to empower and improve the lives of those with disabilities, serving on the Toowoomba Regional Council’s Regional Access and Disability Advisory Committee.

Lyn Harland: Transforming Lives Through Education

Lyn Harland, Principal of Carinity Education Rockhampton, is a force for change, leading a school that transforms over 100 students’ lives.

Beyond the school walls, Lyn actively engages with local facilities, community groups, and rehabilitation programs as a member of the Rockhampton Community-Based Crime Action Committee.

Her leadership style, rooted in Christian values, emphasises kindness, resilience, and the importance of family.

Lyn Turner: A Chaplain’s Empathy Behind Bars

Volunteer prison chaplain Lyn Turner shares hope and positivity with women in prison through Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy.

Committed to forging women’s equality, she helps inmates shift their focus from hardships to strengths, fostering a spirit of inclusion and empowerment.

Adrienne Jackson: A Lifelong Dedication to Empowerment

Adrienne Jackson’s diverse career, from a nanny in Russia to a bailiff in central Queensland, reflects a commitment to empowering vulnerable communities.

As a pivotal figure in the Central Queensland Community Legal Centre, she tirelessly provided legal support to the financially disadvantaged and culturally diverse.

Now residing in the Carinity Shalom aged care community, Adrienne’s life membership with the Centre reflects a lifetime of dedication.

Original story sourced from Carinity