JOHN Lawrence is the City of Mandurah’s latest Local Legend.
Mr Lawrence spent the past 10 years working as volunteer treasurer with The Compassionate Friends Mandurah Inc.
He has continually shown understanding and empathy despite not being a bereaved parent himself.
The Compassionate Friends Mandurah relies totally on donations and fundraising efforts to meet the costs of grief support services provided to bereaved families in the region following the death of a child.
Mr Lawrence has also supported a range of other organisations including PEACH, Mandurah Muscateers, WA Mums Cottage, South Mandurah Uniting Church and South Mandurah Tennis Club.
Mayor Rhys Williams said it was a great privilege to meet such an inspirational person.
“The Compassionate Friends group is an outstanding organisation, providing vital services to our community,’’ he said.
“The support you have given over the last decade has helped countless families,.
“Our community is a better place because of people like you.”