OPINION: Peace Prize a fitting honour for deserving man

WARWICK'S selfless philanthropist, Fred Hyde, has again been honoured for his extensive charity work and was this week presented with the 2015 Anzac Peace Prize.

The man behind the charity CO-ID and his band of volunteers have spent the past 30 years striving to provide basic education to the children of Bangladesh.

At 94 years of age and at a time in his life when he could be simply relaxing, Fred still spends four months of the year changing lives in what is classed as one of the Third World's poorest countries.

READ MORE: Modest Warwick man changes lives for Bangladesh's poor

When approached about his myriad awards and accolades, Fred is every bit as humble as you would expect such an altruistic person to be.

Although always thankful and gracious, he insists there are many people more worthy of recognition than he.

I beg to differ.

Fred, you are truly a remarkable man, and the work to which you have dedicated decades of your life is astounding.

It would be extremely difficult to collate the number of people whose lives you have touched and certainly impossible to measure the degree to which your kindness and generosity has improved their lives.

Congratulations on this latest honour.

You sir, deserve every bit of respect and appreciation you receive.



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