Shire of Mundaring thanks volunteers for contributions

Shire of Mundaring thanks volunteers for contributions

MORE than 40 volunteers were recently recognised for their contributions in the Shire of Mundaring.

Shire President David Lavell said the 2016 Thank a Volunteer Day was attended by nearly 100 people.

“Thank a Volunteer Day is the shire’s way of recognising those people who give their time to help others,” he said.

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The volunteers also bring their family along to enjoy a lunch and presentation and share what wonderful things the volunteers do.

“We recognise that volunteering also impacts on family time, so it really is a joint effort.”

Cr Lavell said volunteers were recognised in categories including sport, community, environment/ art, emergency services and schools.

“This is the second year we have run a Lifetime Contributor category to recognise those who volunteer for a large number of years,” he said.

“This year, we recognised Hazel Brandon, Mary Mell, Denis Thompson, Colin James, Peter Day and Karen Goddard. Between them, they’ve volunteered in our community for a staggering 142 years.

Thank a Volunteer Day was held at the shire’s civic area.