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Kids, a dead possum and 47 years of fun
Dedication: Philip Fraser, left, was recognised for 47 years service to St John, along with some of the children he has
taught -- Melissa Webb and Jessica Cunningham, who received Grand Prior awards and Jorja Glassey, who is a youth
cadet. Photo: ROBYN EDIE / FAIRFAX NZ 628000899
SUPER ST JOHN
Who: Philip Fraser.
What: Invercargill man's 47
years service to St John
recognised at award
His thoughts: ''If I can play
some little part for the
community, then that's
what the goals are.''
Other highs: Top Rotary
club honour and
Invercargill Musical Theatre
committee member for 20
Invercargill man's five
decades of service with
St John recognised,
Louise Berwick reports.
He told me: I've been
to two world wars, so
your job in life is to save
-- Philip Fraser
Once when Philip Fraser went to
bed, he found a dead possum in
That's just one of the many funny
stories and sidelights from a St
John camp, and from Mr Fraser's
47 years of service to the
The Invercargill man was recog-
nised for his decades of dedi-
cation, endless smiles and willing-
ness to help the organisation at a
St John district award ceremony
But the 63-year-old is modest
about the thousands of hours he
has given to the organisation and
brushes it off, saying he does it for
It all started when he was a child.
His father served in both world
wars and believed Mr Fraser
should join a club.
''He told me: 'I've been to two
world wars, so your job in life is to
Mr Fraser has not looked back
since and his skills have certainly
come in handy.
''There is always a time when you
can use first aid classes.''
A corrections officer by trade, his
job has seen him put his skills to
the test numerous times.
However, what he really loves is
passing on his knowledge to other
people, he said.
''I think my favourite part is
teaching people first aid.''
That role has seen him travel to
the other side of the world as part
of a youth St John scheme and
attend dozens of camps, which
were certainly a highlight.
They were also a lot of fun, with
hundreds of children to look after
and competitions to judge but
they also came with their trouble-
It was all in good heart though,
including finding that possum in
On another occasion, all the
leaders had their pyjamas stolen.
''They were just a fun lot of kids,''
''They keep me young.''
But St John is not the only
organisation that has benefited
from Mr Fraser's dedication.
He is also a part of Rotary,
receiving the highest honour for
his services to the community, as
well as the 20 years he spent on
the Invercargill Musical Theatre
And he has no plans to slow down.
''If I can play some little part for
the community, then that's what
the goals are.
''There's still a lot to do yet.''
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