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Wallsend Local Woman of the Year Announced

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has today announced that Amber Sauni is the 2020 Wallsend Local Woman of the Year.

Ms Hornery nominated Amber for the award, based on the design and construction of the portable outdoor cooking and food preparation unit, ‘The Movable Feast’, which is designed to make good, healthy food preparation and meals more accessible and encourage community participation.

Amber is an Architecture PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, a first-generation immigrant who has overcome challenging circumstances to become a tireless advocate for vulnerable people in society.

Amber will be presented the Award this morning at a gala breakfast in Sydney with other women from across New South Wales.

Quotes attributable to State Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery MP

“I am very pleased to present Amber with the Wallsend Local Woman of the Year Award.”

“So many women in the Wallsend Electorate are working hard to make a difference for our community, and it’s never easy to choose who to nominate.”

“Amber’s innovative, community-minded work is exactly the kind of thing we should be encouraging. The Movable Feast is a reminder that something a lot of us take for granted—safe and easy access to food—is difficult for a lot of people.”

“Amber has overcome a lot of challenges in her life, and she is a kind, empathetic person who is committed to making our community more accessible, inclusive and stronger.”

“It will be my pleasure to join Amber for breakfast this morning and celebrate her achievements and the achievements of extraordinary women from across New South Wales.”

“Congratulations to Amber. I wish her all the best with her PhD candidature and her future career and I look forward to seeing what comes next for her.”