Pink Ladies recognised on special day

The ANZAC of the Year Awards went to the Pink Ladies of Cooma Hospital, Heather Little, Stella Reid and Margaret Power. Photos: Tina Zunic.

The ANZAC of the Year Awards went to the Pink Ladies of Cooma Hospital, Heather Little, Stella Reid and Margaret Power. Photos: Tina Zunic.

Peter McMahon with his mother Mavis and two sons Peter and Brett.

Peter McMahon with his mother Mavis and two sons Peter and Brett.

Members from the Royal Military College Duntroon leaving the Cenotaph.

Members from the Royal Military College Duntroon leaving the Cenotaph.

WHEN the Pink Ladies of Cooma Hospital were asked to attend the Anzac service at the cenotaph, they had no idea they were nominated for the Anzac of the Year Award.

"Peter McMahon rang us up the day before and asked if we could be at the cenotaph at 11am," Margaret Power said.

"I knew something must have been going on but I didn't know what. We didn't have a clue."

Ms Power, Heather Little and Stella Reid have been volunteering at Cooma Hospital for 21 years.

Their work is widely noticed in the hospital as they tend to the needs of each patient.

"We only do it for the love of being here and being able to stay social," Ms Power said.

Most days the Pink Ladies help patients with anything they can.

This includes going down to the shops, going to the bank or doing their washing.

"We help patients with whatever they need. Writing letters, getting medication or even just going for a walk with them," Ms Power said.

Heather Little and Stella Reid have recently retired at the end of last year, however Margaret Power currently continues to volunteer her time at the hospital.

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