Mandurah emergency services volunteers recognised

Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club Community Spirit Award recipients the Gollan family with Cr Merv Darcy.
Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club Community Spirit Award recipients the Gollan family with Cr Merv Darcy.

MANDURAH emergency services volunteers have been recognised for their dedicated efforts at a special awards ceremony.

Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club members

The City of Mandurah’s 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Evening had the theme Dedicating Time, Saving Lives.

The event recognised and celebrated the contributions of local volunteer emergency response teams to the community.

Georgette Stanton from Mandurah Southern Districts Bushfire Brigade.

Mayor Rhys Williams congratulated the award winners for their dedicated efforts in protecting and supporting the community.

“On behalf of the City of Mandurah, I’d like to thank and congratulate all of our emergency services volunteers for the work you do in helping our community, you are such a valued part of the Mandurah lifestyle,” he said.

Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club captain Wayne Butchart with Myra Giardini (City of Mandurah) and Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club members.

“We are lucky to have a passionate local community of volunteers in Mandurah.

“Each year about 300 people generously donate their time to help out across the City, equating to around 360 of volunteer hours each week.

Members of the Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club and Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club.

“This commitment and dedication to the wellbeing and support of our community is truly amazing.”

The recipients of the Community Spirit Awards were:

Mark Gumley – Mandurah Southern Districts Bush Fire Brigade

Mal Saunders (life member) – Mandurah Volunteer Fire Rescue Service

Falcon Volunteer Fire Rescue Service – unit award

St John Event Health Services – unit award

St John Ambulance Dawesville – unit award

Madison Large (Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club Community Spirit Award recipient) with Cr Merv Darcy.

Madison Large (Volunteer Surf Life Saver) – Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club

Starfish Nippers Program – Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club

Barb Walton (secretary) – Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue

Ruth Haslam – Mandurah State Emergency Service

Anthony Gollan (Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club Community Spirit Award) with Councillor Merv Darcy.