Mandurah: Volunteer Appreciation Evening recognises emergency services groups

Mandurah: Volunteer Appreciation Evening recognises emergency services groups

TEN emergency services groups were represented at the second Volunteer Appreciation Evening at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Thursday.

Mayor Marina Vergone acknowledged the strong community spirit demonstrated by emergency service volunteers.

“Local emergency service volunteers donate their time to preserve life and property and it’s important to recognise the critical role they play in protecting our community,” she said.

“Our emergency service volunteers represent what the Mandurah spirit is about… helping others, reaching out, and giving up valuable time for the community.”

Community Spirit Awards went to Pam Bennett, Steve Peraldini, Warwick Webb and John Ree, while the team award went to Liam Gould and Chloe James and Mandurah State Emergency Service, Falcon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Mandurah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue Group and Dawesville Ambulance Volunteers won unit awards.

The Community Spirit Awards recognise those who display outstanding dedication, community involvement and personal attitude.