LOCAL VOLUNTEERS HONOURED FOR SERVICE TO COMMUNITY DURING DIFFICULT TIMES

19 May 2020

ANNE STANLEY
OPPOSITION WHIP
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

 

Groups:

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