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

THE nominees have been announce for the 2018 Western Australian of the Year awards with Mandurah’s Reg Lambert nominated 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 for most of his 93 years, Mr Lambert has helped others.

“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 coordinate 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.

“A pillar of the Peel community, Mr Lambert embodies the values of sacrifice, mateship and service.”

Other nominees in this category include: Dr Andrew Davies – a doctor helping homeless people, addiction specialist Councillor Peter Lyndon-James and Aboriginal storyteller Tyson Mowarin.

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

The Western Australia Award recipients will then join a cohort of 32 State and Territory recipients from around Australia at the national Awards, which will be held in Canberra on January 25.

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