LOCAL Red Cross branches, Kiama, Jamberoo and Gerringong celebrated the centenary of the organisation on Wednesday, August 13 with the planting last week of three roses named Red Cross by Kiama Mayor Brian Petschler.
It has been a big year for the three clubs, who have celebrated the milestone all year.
"Kiama Branch held a Red Cross fun run, and published a cookbook this year to celebrate and raise much-needed funds. In addition, the Kiama branch and the Gerringong branch will hold a dinner dance and raffle on Saturday, August 16," Kiama branch vice-president Heidi Smith said.
"It is lovely to see the support that our community gives to the Red Cross.
"We are thankful for the many contributions made by individuals and businesses to help in our fund-raising efforts.
Jamberoo branch held a major event earlier in the year.
Brian Petschler praised the work carried out in the community.
"On behalf of the council I would like to congratulate Red Cross and the work they do," Cr Petschler said.
"They are a key organisation that does a tremendous amount of good work in our community and for that we thank them," he said.