'Honoured' by award
‘Honoured’ by award
Emotions ran high when list was revealed
by Cathy Moore
SEAN Gordon admits he isn’t normally a man to tear up but when he heard he would be receiving an Order of Australian Medal (OAM), the Redcliffe father was overwhelmed with emotion.
“It was such an amazing feeling. I’m very honoured,” he said.
Mr Gordon is the mastermind behind a number of community projects in the region including SchoolAid and Tukkr.
“In 2018 I co-founded a business called Tukkr that aims to provide schools with a profitable tuckshop where quality food is delivered to schools from restaurants and caterers,” he said. “One of the key drivers of Tukkr is to support School-Aid and share revenue with the schools involved.” Mr Gordon is hoping to scale his new business to a national level. The community man also worked as a principal in four schools across Queensland and New South Wales for 18 years and was even involved in the SES as a team leader during the Thredbo landslide.
Originally from Tumut in the Snowy Mountains, NSW, Mr Gordon now lives in Clontarf with his wife Jo-Anne.
Article originally published in the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald 13th June 2019 by Quest News.