PHILANTHROPIST Ros Worthington has been recognised for her tireless work with charities, winning the Community Award in the Western Australian of the Year Awards last week.
The awards recognise the achievements of West Australians from a broad cross-section of the community. The event was part of the WA Day celebrations and was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Ms Worthington, who has worked with charities for 36 years – including the WA Make a Wish Foundation and Love Angel Projects – was at her own fundraising event Buying Time for Breast Cancer Care WA (BCCWA), when she was whisked away to collect the award.
The BCCWA founder said she was overwhelmed to receive the award.
She also thanked her family, friends and people who had supported her.
Other individual winners included Robert Isaacs, who won the Aboriginal Award, Henry Boston (Arts and Culture Award), Peter Prendiville (Business Award), Frank Cooper (Professions Award), Andrew Vlahov (Sport Award) and Rhys Williams (Youth Award).
The 10-week Buying Time campaign raised $100,000 and included an online auction of an amethyst pendant created by Leederville jeweller Rohan Milne with the help of Community Newspaper Group divisional editor Denise Cahill.