Tireless volunteer recognised

Wanneroo store manager Tony Marsiglia and Mari James.
Wanneroo store manager Tony Marsiglia and Mari James.

The Wanneroo Lions Club president volunteers each weekend selling cakes, helping in screening clinics and raising money for walking frames for children with disabilities.

Mari was selected from Coles employees from Greenwood to Clarkson as part of a national campaign to recognise unsung community heroes.

‘I was surprised to win the award because my work with the Wanneroo Lions Club is something I enjoy doing in my free time, so it’s a real honour to be recognised for my contribution,’ she said.

Mari received $300 in gift cards and 40 hours of free work time for volunteering.