Lion Colin "Gypsy" Rose Award

In 2021, the Inaugural Lion Colin “Gypsy” Rose Award was awarded to Burwood East Special Development School. 

The Forest Hill Lions Club has a long affiliation with ParaQuads.  In fact it ran a Sportsman's Night for over thirty years which supported ParaQuads with hundreds of thousands of dollars towards wheelchairs and other appropriate projects.   

It is for that reason that the Trustees of the Valda Twaddle Trust identified this Award, given Lion Gypsy was wheelchair bound for the best part of 50 years.

Given the long affiliation between the Forest Hill Lions Club and ParaQuads, we thought this Award deserved its own status under the Valda Twaddle Trust , making projects happen.