John Mills – a stalwart of the Nambucca Valley Parkinson’s Support Group – has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the local community.
John had a long career as a pharmacist. Twelve years ago, he was invited to speak at the Nambucca Valley Group to speak on medications available for Parkinson’s.
He offered his ongoing assistance which was enthusiastically accepted, and he has been part of the Group ever since – including serving as Chairman for six years.
John has also an enthusiastic member of his local Lions Club for 40 years, a patron of the Nambucca Valley branch of the Red Cross, and a representative of the Mid North Coast Local Health District Advisory Committee.
His past community contributions have included 26 years as Chairman of the Nambucca River Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, and membership of the Macksville Hospital Board for 12 years – including serving as Chairman for six of those years. He also had a long involvement with Meals on Wheels.