Creswick’s Bob Orr is a fundraising finalist

March 15th, 2024Creswick’s Bob Orr is a fundraising finalist

Creswick’s Robert (Bob) Orr is one of the finalists in the Fundraising Institute Australia's Fundraising Champion of the Year.
From left, Kate Redwood, Margaret Orr, Robert Orr and Kathryn Kosloff.

Creswick’s Robert (Bob) Orr is one of the finalists in the Fundraising Institute Australia’s Fundraising Champion of the Year.

The awards were presented in Brisbane late last month. Bob and his wife Margaret along with Central Highlands Rural Health’s fundraising chair Kate Redwood and fundraising manager Kathryn Kosloff, attended the dinner.

Bob’s passion and commitment to rural health care in Creswick was recognised by experts in the fundraising sector from across the country. The Fundraising Champion of the Year category was established in 2021 to acknowledge “the importance and highly valued contribution of ‘non traditional’ fundraising advocates and supporters” and is “designed to recognise that effective fundraising doesn’t happen in isolation”.

Ms Redwood congratulated Bob on his nomination.

“Bob has accepted the challenge to fundraise for the Creswick hospital on more than one occasion and is always willing and able to rise to the occasion. It is wonderful that he was recognised by Fundraising Institute Australia as a finalist.

“We are thrilled that Bob has been acknowledged for his incredible contribution to rural
health care.”

A former Creswick & District Hospital president, Bob continues to be an incredible leader within the Creswick community. In 2023, he accepted the challenge of raising $150,000 for his local health service which he achieved with the assistance of the Creswick Health Upgrade Appeal Committee.

In the 1990s, Bob successfully campaigned to raise $1 million to save the Creswick Hospital and has continued to guide and support the future of health care for the town.

Bob has created an incredible legacy, along with his wife Margaret who has been a member of the Creswick & District Hospital Auxiliary for 50 years.

“We want the township of Creswick to continue to thrive into the future,” Bob said.

“Rural health care continues to need community support and we do what we can to contribute.”

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