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Australians Born In May
This month's Australian birthdays include a gold medallist marathon winner, America's Cup skipper, Miles Franklin Award winners, ARIA Hall of Fame member, gold medal rhythmic gymnast, actors, singers, comedians and politicians. For those no longer with us, it's a way to remember them too.
My list of over 50 Aussies born in May includes ...
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Last Surviving ANZAC
Sophie B wrote to me that she thought we credited the wrong person as the last surviving ANZAC from the Gallipoli Campaign. She said she thought it "was actually Alec Campbell who died in 2002 at the age of 103."
Yes, Sophie, you're partly correct. Alec Campbell was our last surviving ANZAC from the Gallipoli Campaign. However, Alec didn't land there until early November 1915.<put link to Alec Campbell in forum>
It was Ted Matthews who was our last surviving ANZAC from the FIRST landing at Anzac Cove of the Gallipoli campaign on 25 April 1915.
Australian Charity Events in May
The following are a few of the charity events taking place in Australia in May.
Wear a Bear Day – 24 May
The even has raised nearly $1 million since 1998. Fundraising to support children and adolescents at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH). It's Western Australia's only specialist children's hospital. Wear A Bear Day website
Kiss Goodbye to MS – 1-31 May
Put on your red lipstick and help kiss goodbye to MS. The events taking place this month across Australia will to help fund vital research into the cause, cure and to improve treatments of MS.
Ted was 18 years old when he went ashore on in the FIRST Gallipoli landing. He one of the last to leave when the eight month campaign was aborted. He died in 1997 at the age of 101.
I've updated the information on our website to honour both Ted Matthews and Alec Campbell. Along with all the other men and women who have risked their lives in service of Australia over the years, we owe them a debt of gratitude.
• In our Forum Info & video about the ANZACs
Jelly Baby Month – 1- 31 May
Fundraising event to support research into type one and type two juvenile diabetes.
Miracle Babies Month – 1-31 May
Fundraising and awareness campaign highlighting the struggles faced by premature and sick newborns and their families. Miracle Babies website
Biggest Morning Tea – May - June
Make a cuppa and make a difference. Host or attend a fun morning tea at home, work or online to help raise vital funds for the work of the Cancer Council.