Band tunes up for Red Cross centenary

RED Cross stalwart Kim Brundle-Lawrence isn't afraid to blow her own horn when it comes to community service.

Mrs Brundle-Lawrence was yesterday celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in Australia at City Park with blasts of her baritone horn.

Not only has she been a drummer, percussionist and horn player with Launceston City RSL Band for the past 40 years, but she's also one of Tasmania's most experienced Red Cross emergency services personnel.

``I've been with Red Cross for 50 years,'' Mrs Bundle-Lawrence said.

``I joined when I was at school, I love the humanitarian side of it, going out and helping people.''

She's been on site as a helping hand and ``mental first aider'' during disasters such as the Queensland floods and Victorian and Tasmanian fires.

Mrs Brundle-Lawrence will be one of the performing members at this month's Red Cross Centenary Concert, to be held at City Park by the City of Launceston RSL Brass Band.

Red Cross emergency services manager Howard Colvin said the organisation was non-partisan and held the third most recognised emblem in the world.

Mr Colvin said involvement with the group's emergency services division was viewed as a privileged and well-respected position by Red Cross members.

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