The Foundation was very proud to see our elder statesman Director, Fred Cullen OAM recognised in the Governor -General’s Kindness in the Community Awards. This post appeared on the Governor General’s Facebook page on 13 July 2020:
If every Australian did one act of kindness a day for the month of July, that would be 775 million acts of kindness in July (and 9.3 billion acts of kindness every year).
Mr Fred Cullen OAM from the Weary Dunlop Foundation is a terrific example of kindness in our community.
A veteran of the Second World War, Fred has been doing good works for most of his life (and that’s a long time). At 99 y.o. he still exudes kindness in his relationships, but never in a self-seeking way. His is an energetic and altruistic kindness that both recognises the worth of people and works to improve their welfare. This shines through in his advocating for Veterans’ and war widows’ benefits, and in his tireless tin-rattling for the Weary Dunlop Foundation and RSL over many decades. His genuine kindness and thoughtfulness serve as an inspiration to all, encouraging us to examine our own behaviours. Perhaps his kindness gives a clue to his longevity and contentedness.
The Weary Dunlop Foundation supports our veterans and their welfare, funds medical research and continues the legacy of Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop.
The Governor-General is delighted to serve as their Patron-in-Chief and support their work and their members like Mr Cullen.