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Judy Gifford Impact Award

What is the Judy Gifford Impact Award?

Judy Gifford OAM was a long-standing volunteer with ABA. She impacted thousands of people and their families, through her incredible interactions over 4 decades. 

Prior to her passing in February 2023, ABA chose to honour Judy, with an annual Judy Gifford Impact Award.

Dot Newbold and Judy Gifford

The award is given to one ABA volunteer each year and is presented on International Volunteer Day 5th December.

The criteria for the award include:  

  •     longevity of service to ABA
  •     consistency of service with active ongoing participation  
  •     having made a positive difference to ABA and/or within breastfeeding in Australia
  •     having been a positive influence on others, within ABA, and for breastfeeding

Nominations will open mid-year and all nominations will be considered in respect of the above criteria.

When nominations are open, a form is visible at the bottom of this page. 

Judy Gifford Impact Award Winners

Dot Newbold

2023 Recipient : Dot Newbold

Dot’s impact within ABA

Dot has been a breastfeeding counsellor for more than 40 years and has held many roles in ABA, including National President.

She has held roles at National, branch and group level. Training and making ABA information accessible to all, has been her focus and passion. 

Dot’s love of the English language and editing has allowed her to use her skills and knowledge to make ABA information even more impactful – providing clear, factual, and simple information for all to enjoy.

It is clear from Dot’s experience that there are many ways to give and volunteer within ABA – all of which have an incredible impact. I

Dot says “ABA has always given me so much more than I have given it! I was able to follow my interests and surround myself with good people (many of whom are still friends to this day) to support me and teach me new skills.” Dot was able to challenge herself and extend her skills in a safe environment. She attributes her personal growth, career development and change in attitude to raising children, to the wonderful ABA volunteers that she has been surrounded by over the years.

Judy Gifford Impact Award nomination form

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The following criteria must be met by the person you are nominating for the award. Please address each of the criteria.