This award, established by Dr Roderick Strang in memory of his wife Margaret, is awarded to people who have made an outstanding personal achievement in the face of difficulty resulting from their arthritis or musculoskeletal condition.

Recipients of the Margaret Strang Award

2014: Thalia Salt
Ten year old Thalia, who has lived with osteoarthritis since she was 10 months old, has been an outstanding fundraiser and promoter of public awareness over the past year. After seeing Arthritis Awareness Week advertised in her local health centre calendar, Thalia organised her own fundraising cake stall at the Riddell’s Creek Farmers Market. Her main motivation was to explain to people that kids get arthritis too and that it can affect them in many ways.

2013: Nicole Yeomans

2012: Renate Kupfer; Melissa Coulson

2011: Dr Jane Munro; Shelagh Mason-Jones

2010: Naomi Creek

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