MANDURAH Fishability volunteers Terry Morey and Graham Welsh have shared the Patron’s Unsung Hero Award as a part of the Fishability Awards night.
Mr Morey was one of the first volunteers in the schools’ program and worked with special needs students to provide inclusive fishing experiences, whereas Mr Welsh is a bit of a handyman for Fishability Mandurah, taking on any responsibility needed of him.
His key role is to maintain and organise the fishing supplies trailer and the van used for school fishing clinics.
While not in it for accolades, Mr Welsh said they accepted the award on behalf of all Fishability volunteers and volunteers in general because they all do great work.
“I was shocked and a bit surprised… I just love fishing and helping,” Mr Welsh said.
He encouraged anyone with spare time to help the “fantastic” Fishability program and feel the reward of helping people.
The Fishability awards recognise people who provide recreational fishing for people of all abilities. A partner of Mandurah’s Fishability program, EarlyBird Bait, claimed the Chairman’s Award.