FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WERRIWA
LOCAL VOLUNTEERS HONOURED FOR SERVICE TO COMMUNITY DURING DIFFICULT TIMES
South-Western Sydney volunteers have been honoured by Federal Member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley MP, in the annual Werriwa Volunteer Awards.
The awards recognise work that tireless volunteers undertake throughout Werriwa, with 31 local individuals and groups being awarded with certificates from Ms Stanley.
“Nobody can doubt that we have recently experienced difficult times,” she said.
“From the devastating bushfires, storms and floods; and now to the COVID-19 crisis, many people have faced a range of challenges in our community.
“However, Australians are known around the world for being such a warm, community-minded people,” Ms Stanley said.
“In the face of these challenges, our community has risen to the occasion each and every time, and I have seen more people join together and lend a hand to assist.
“Volunteering has been, and always will be, central to our community and is an indication of the love we have for where we live and the people that live in it.
“The time all volunteers donate to our community is invaluable.
“I want to congratulate all winners of the Werriwa Volunteer Awards, but I also want to recognise every single one of the volunteers in our community,” Ms Stanley said.
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Werriwa Volunteer Award Winners:
Margaret Bennett - City of Liverpool Meals on Wheels
Kim Brooks - Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club
Filomena de Carvalho - Timorese Australian Council Incorporated
Vikram Deshkulkarni - SEWA Australia
Jalil Doman - Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum
Neola Funes - Headspace Campbelltown
Craig Hardman - Prestons Robins Little Athletics Centre
Malek Husseini - Liverpool Spears Soccer Club
Melissa King - Mounties Netball Club
Andrew Macrae - The Peoples Shed Busby
Francesco Manitta - CNA-Italian Australian Services and Welfare Centre Inc
Janette Marshall - Salvation Army Macquarie Fields
Andrew Menteith - Prestons Robins Little Athletics Centre
Julie Merten - Salvation Army Macquarie Fields
Siromani Naidu - The Indian Senior Citizen Society of NSW
Kenneth Neale - Prestons Robins Little Athletics Centre
Giampiero Pallotta - City of Liverpool Meals on Wheels
Donna Palmer - Curran Public School Community Café
Raymond Pullen - Ingleburn Tennis Club Incorporated
Manjula Raj - Vishva Hindu Pasishad of Australia
Karthik Rajesh - Vishva Hindu Pasishad of Australia
Shilpa Ram - Vishva Hindu Pasishad of Australia
Michael Streatfeild - Liverpool Council Environment Restoration Plan
Bhaskar Bangalore Venkatappa - SEWA Australia
Dion Williamson - Liverpool City Robins FC
ADRA Community Centre - Macquarie Fields
Autism Advisory and Support Service (Fundraising Team)
Kemps Creek United Soccer Club Executive Committee
NSW Justices Association (Liverpool Branch)
Turbans 4 Australia Volunteers
Rural Fire Service: Middleton and Casula Brigades