AWARDS + TESTIMONIALS
William Kibby VC Veterans Shed
Australia Day Council of South Australia
'The Local Hero Award' was awarded to
Mr Barry John Heffernan
26 January 2020
National Australia Day Council
In January 2015, Shed Co-ordinator Barry Heffernan was awarded an OAM in this year's Australia Day honours.
Mr Barry John HEFFERNAN
For service to veterans and their families.
Founder, William Kibby VC Veterans Men's Shed, current.
Member, Australian Men's Shed Association, current.
Founder, Michael Herbert Memorial Garden.
Former Welfare Officer, South Australia Vietnam Veterans Association.
Former Member, South Australian Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, 2008-2011.
Shine Lawyers, Brisbane
In November 2012, Barry became Shine Lawyers' first Humble Hero
'People like Barry who work tirelessly in the community for the benefit of others are some of Australia’s true Humble Heroes and should be recognised, rewarded and encouraged! As a result of being nominated, Barry has received a $1000 donation to an Australian charity of his choice (which he donated to the Kibby Shed) He also received a $200 gift card for himself but has decided to give this to a friend in need, so they can have a happier Christmas. Congratulations Barry! You are such an inspiration and we hope you keep up the great work you are doing.'
THE VETERANS SHED IN THE MEDIA
Guardian Messenger, 20 May 2015
Defence Force abuse royal commission must go further than academy, veteran says
7.30 South Australia, 30 November 2014