Dudley Park resident received a WA Volunteer of the Year Award


Volunteers Phil Mander and Owen Farmer. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d454248
Volunteers Phil Mander and Owen Farmer. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d454248

DUDLEY Park resident Phil Mander received a WA Volunteer of the Year award on Thursday for his tireless work serving the community.

Despite having a heart condition, the 58-year-old has been volunteering for 46 years.

He often volunteers at community events, such as Crab Fest, Stretch Fest, Ironman and the City of Mandurah New Year’s Eve celebrations.

“I was involved in the Police Citizens Youth Club for 17 years,” Mr Mander said.

“I was also with the State Emergency Service for seven years.

“That’s not to mention my volunteering with the Salvation Army and other charities.”

He said it was an honour to receive the award.

“I enjoy it and hope to continue my work for years to come,” Mr Mander said.

Port Kennedy resident Owen Farmer also received a WA Volunteer of the Year award for his advocacy work with the homeless.