Mandurah’s Reg Lambert nominated as a community hero in the West Australian of the Year awards

Peel Connect's Reg Lambert
Peel Connect's Reg Lambert

MANDURAH’S Reg Lambert has been nominated for the WA of the Year awards in the local hero category.

In his nomination, Mr Lambert was named as a “community hero” and a “catalyst for change across the entire community”.

The nomination said Mr Lambert had helped others for most of his 93 years.

“Mr Lambert and his wife, who passed away last year, fostered 30 children, as well as having five of their own,” it read.

“For the last 25 years, Mr Lambert has been a night carer for people sleeping rough in Perth’s Peel region and still conducts weekly patrols.

“As the founder of Peel Connect, Mr Lambert established a group of volunteers to co-ordinate the work of charities, crisis centres, foster care, youth and family agencies, and more.

“A founding member of Christian Men of Peel, Mr Lambert anonymously donated a kidney.

“Mr Lambert continues to offer guidance, assistance and friendship to others, whether that’s someone struggling to put a roof over their head, tackling addiction, or grappling with grief.”

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 22, at Government House in Perth.