‘Outstanding efforts’ of residents recognised at Geraldton’s annual volunteering awards
Geraldton residents passionate about making their community a better place have been recognised for their hours of voluntary service.
The 13th annual Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony was hosted by Centacare and the City of Greater Geraldton at Queens Park Theatre last weekend.
Centacare director Perlin Simon said the awards celebrated the “outstanding efforts” of locals “who don’t necessarily have the time, (but who) just have the heart” to volunteer.
More than 90 guests attended the night of nights for volunteering in the Mid West, with Northampton resident Amy Teakle taking home the top gong for her service to the community.
Geraldton PCYC Gymnastic and Apex Club Volunteer Indi Reilly was named youth volunteer of the year, saying she “just likes to help people”.
Mission to Seafarers charity manager Gladys Sutton won the volunteer manager of the year award and Greenough Museum and Gardens was crowned the top volunteer-involving organisation of the year.
The State Emergency Service WA was given the director’s choice award in recognition of its support during cyclone Seroja.
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