Don Fairbrother, of Kaiapoi, QSM, for services to seniors and the disabled
Don Fairbrother was a key instigator of fundraising to establish the North Canterbury Mini Bus Trust to provide “virtually free” transport for the elderly and disabled. He was the initial Treasurer of the Trust and also took on the role of Chairperson. The Trust’s buses transport around 10,000 passengers annually, utilising more than 4,000 volunteer hours. Mr Fairbrother is a member of the Cust West-Eyreton RSA and served as Branch President, leading efforts to refurbish local war memorials. He is Chairman of Rivertown Villas Body Corporate in Kaiapoi and has been Charter President of the Woodend Probus Club.