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Congratulations to Local Volunteers


Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is proud to announce that Penrith residents have been recognised at the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards – Sydney Outer West/Blue Mountains ceremony today.

“Volunteering is the cornerstone of our civic life, with millions of volunteers across NSW underpinning our society through their work, from patrolling our beaches to regenerating bushland.

“It is important to acknowledge those who sacrifice their time for the benefit of the broader community and these awards are an excellent way to recognise these unsung heroes”, Stuart Ayres said.

Nominees included:

Jennifer Hamilton    Cancer Council NSW        

  • Martin Rogers           Remember a Soldier/Poppy Park
  • Leticia Giles              Queen of Hearts Community Foundation
  • Lance Miller              Marine Rescue NSW, Middle Harbour Unit
  • Ben Ross                  Western Sydney University – Books in Homes Reading Ambassador Program

Winner of the Sydney Outer West/Blue Mountains award was Sallie Hammond of Fusion Western Sydney. 

“I am delighted that Sallie has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to our community,” said Stuart Ayres said.

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Award is an annual awards program run by The Centre for Volunteering. The awards acknowledge the outstanding efforts of volunteers in NSW and promote the importance of volunteering.

For more information on the awards, please visit the website at




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