On 4 July, local Branch members of the Hunter Lord's Taverners gathered to present Robert Holland with Life Membership of the Taverners.
This has been awarded for Dutchy's many years of work in the Branch providing sporting opportunities for the young and disadvantaged, and for being instrumental in establishing and regularly playing for the Travelling Taverners locally, interstate and overseas.
Unfortunately, despite continuing radiation and chemotherapy treatment, Dutchy's health has deteriorated recently to the extent that he now requires constant care. The tumour in his brain has been very aggressive and the treatment has not been as effective as hoped.
His family would like to thank his many team mates and friends for their thoughts and prayers as Dutchy continues to meet this huge challenge.