Governor’s husband pitches in

THE husband of the Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner, Dick, recently joined the Red Cross marquee at Government House in Hobart.

Mr Warner surprised and delighted volunteers by pulling on a Red Cross apron and enthusiastically selling raffle tickets, clothes and books to raise money and awareness for Red Cross as part of “Open Day Hobart”.

Open Day Hobart saw unique properties around the city open its doors to the community during November.

Mr Warner said he offered to help out after hearing that volunteers working in the marquee had been too busy look around Government House themselves.

Red Cross volunteer Jan Harding said it was fantastic to have the husband of the Governor involved.

“He came up and asked if we had seen inside Government House and we said that we had been too busy,” she said.

“So he asked for the apron so he could be on the stall while we went and had a look around.”

Mr Warner said he encouraged others to get involved with Red Cross.

“I had a great time and I would say to people to get involved with such a worthwhile cause,” he said.

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