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Real heroes of The Hill

Thursday, 10th May, 2012

The dedicated work of the city’s unsung heroes and community organisations have been recognised at the 2012 Volunteer Week Recognition Awards.

More than 300 volunteers representing more than 50 groups and organisations packed the Civic Centre last night to celebrate the awards as part of Council’s support for National Volunteers Week.

Mayor Wincen Cuy said the commitment and contribution from the city’s volunteers had made it the great place it is.

“We recognise the 2012 recipients, those people and groups who have been nominated by their peers as a sign of respect, encouragement and support for the magnificent contribution they have made,” the mayor said.

“The awards also give Council the opportunity to say thank you on behalf of Broken Hill residents, to the many and varied groups, organisations and individuals who do so much to create a wonderful sense of community.”

The Award winners were: Community Ambassador - Berit Daniel; Event Ambassador - St Patrick’s Race Club; Tourism Ambassadors - Broken Hill Historical Society; Cultural Ambassador - Don Mudie; and Health and Social Services Ambassadors - Far West HACC Service.

Mayor Cuy said that everyone who put in a nomination deserved an award.

“It was exceptionally hard to pick, everyone was worthy,” he said.

“Without volunteers, our social fabric would decline. Thanks, on behalf of Broken Hill, for volunteering.”

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