Christina Way’s strong connection to MESHA stems from her late veteran Grandfather, James Henry Quinn, who served in the First World War.
“My Grandfather was a Lance Corporal and served in the Army’s 10th Australian Infantry Battalion for the full duration of the War, including the Battle of Passchendaele in France. He was also awarded a Military Medal for his service,” Christina said.
“Back then veterans didn’t talk about their experiences in War. My Grandfather was in and out of the old Repat Hospital until he passed.”
Christina understands the importance of supporting our military members, previously volunteering at the Repat Foundation and also donating regularly to MESHA.
“Volunteering at the Repat Hospital gave me the opportunity to have coffee with the Vietnam veterans and I saw how comfortable they felt being there,” Christina said.
“From my experience, I believe patient care is so important and it really helps those struggling from their service. I’m proud to be supporting MEHSA from when it was the Repat Foundation.”
Today, Christina also volunteers for MESHA and is a Member of the Unley Rotary Club.
“I also raise funds for MESHA through the Unley Rotary Club in various ways such as stamp collecting,” Christina said.
“I feel it’s important to give back to those who’ve sacrificed everything for us.”
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