State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today present a number of outstanding local seniors and seniors groups with the 2017 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award.
The 2017 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards celebrate seniors’ achievements in a range of categories, including business, environment, science, agriculture, health and wellbeing, learning and community service.
More than 20 applications were received and the winners will presented this afternoon at a ceremony.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“Seniors help make the Wallsend electorate a stronger and better place.”
“The NSW Seniors Local Achievement Awards are an opportunity to thank a senior for everything they do in the community.”
“The people and the groups receiving awards today have contributed so much to our community, whether it be assisting refugees settle into our community or contributing more than 60 years of service to a local swimming club.”
“On behalf of our community, a huge thank you to all of the award winners.”
Mrs Alma Parkes – 60 years service to the PCYC Swimming Club and 30 years service to the Newcastle RSL Netball Club.
Mrs Laurel Leddy – Community service with the Our Time Ladies group.
Mrs Denise Collins – Service to the Wallsend Red Cross and Toastmasters Club.
Hunter Region Vietnam Veterans Inc – More than 20 years support for the Veteran community.
The Leopard Ladies – For continued support of those is need in our community.
Beresfield Senior Citizens Club – For continued support and service to the Beresfield community.
Zara’s House for Refugee Women – For continued support for refugee women in our community.