We all love a good news story, and recently the team at QNews was left feeling all warm and fuzzy inside when we heard that after reading about our recent cover model Trevor Robinson’s military service which has left the 81 year old veteran with chronic health problems, and a garden that had turned to JUNGLE, our friend Jack Blair Swannell who runs JBS Landscaping and Garden Maintenance contacted Trevor to offer him his services free of charge to help with a major tidy up of his overgrown garden.

Stationed at Maralinga in South Australia in the 1950s, Robinson and his unit were basically used as human guinea pigs when the British Army conducted a series of atomic bomb tests. While Robinson was lucky to be one of the few survivors of those nuclear blasts, it left him with life long suffering. He has undergone three hip replacements and been unable to lie in bed other than on his back for more than 50 years. He has lived on Celebrex tablets for decades, takes iron tablets daily and also has regular Neo-B12 injections simply to survive. None of this stopped him, however, from founding the Queensland branch of the Gay & Lesbian Immigration Task Force (GLITF) in 1995 and helping hundreds of gay and lesbian couples stay together – a community service which saw Robinson awarded with an Order of Australia Medal.

Inspired by Robinson’s years of service to his nation and LGBT community, Jack contacted Trevor and offered him help with his overgrown garden. So far Jack has visited twice, not just donating hours of his own time, but also paying for a colleague to help.

Well done Jack and we are happy to give you a plug! For Landscaping services small and large, Jack can be contacted on 0488 395 919.

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