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Well done, Mrs Butler

Saturday, 5th December, 2020

(Left) Deputy Mayor and BHCC representative Christine Adams along with (right) FWLHD Chief Executive Umit Agis congratulated (centre) NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year award winner Amelia Butler. PICTURE: Myles Burt (Left) Deputy Mayor and BHCC representative Christine Adams along with (right) FWLHD Chief Executive Umit Agis congratulated (centre) NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year award winner Amelia Butler. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Amelia Butler has won Senior Volunteer of the Year at the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Far West nominees gathered at the Broken Hill Community Health Centre on Thursday to watch the web-broadcasted event by The Centre of Volunteering.

When the award winner was announced, Ms Butler said she couldn’t believe her eyes.

Ms Butler said her tireless drive for volunteering comes from her love for the community.

“I love to help the community, and I love to know the people in Broken Hill which they all appreciate what I do.”

Ms Butler has been volunteering for the past four decades across many organisations with Broken Hill and Far West NSW. Ms Butler has been volunteering at the Broken Hill PCYC, Red Cross, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and the Broken Hill Hospital Kiosk Auxiliary for the past 11 years.

Ms Butler has been a Director of the Barrier Social Democratic Club for the past 19 years.

Ms Butler said locals with any spare time should take up volunteer work.

“We need to have volunteers in Broken Hill, we needs lots of people to come and volunteer,” Ms Butler said.

“Join us and help the community.”

Ms Butler thanked Mayor Darriea Turley for nominating her for the award, and congratulated volunteers in town and across the state for the time they put into helping out their communities.

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