Saratoga resident Mr Kevin Andrews, founder of Terrigal Trotters running club and race director of the Bay to Bay Running Festival, has been awarded the Order of Australia.
Mr Andrews received the award of OAM in the Queen’s Birthday honours for his contribution to Central Coast health and fi tness and his involvement with the Bay to Bay Running Festival, which gives considerable fi nancial support to Central Coast charity and local community organisations. In 1983, with a small group of running buddies, Mr Andrews founded Terrigal Trotters, which has grown to around 940 members with over 100 regularly participating in the 6:00am Saturday morning runs and walks. “Over the past 32 years, he has tirelessly driven the continued success of Terrigal Trotters, encouraging new members and, having held a number of roles, including president, on several occasions over the period,” said Mr Jeffrey Dick, Terrigal Trotters’ current treasurer. Mr Andrews has been instrumental in the foundation and continuing success of the Bay to Bay Running Festival. Since its establishment on the current course in 2004, the Bay to Bay Running Festival (organised by volunteers from Terrigal Trotters) has grown in numbers and over the years has donated in excess of $350,000 to Central Coast charities and local community organisations. “The Bay to Bay aims to donate over $50,000 each year to around 20 Central Coast charities and local community organisations with one major Central Coast donation recipient selected,” Mr Dick said. “This year, Blair’s Wish was selected as the major recipient, a very deserving local cause which helps Central Coast families by operating a loan pool to provide vital pediatric special needs equipment for Central Coast families with a physically disabled child. “Kevin Andrews himself continues as a successful athlete as a regular Trotters runner and once again this year completed the Port Macquarie Ironman, personally raising over $6,000 in the process for Kids Foundation.” Current president of Terrigal Trotters, Mr Mark Dunlop said: “The entire Terrigal Trotters community are absolutely thrilled that Kevin’s efforts in support of the local community over many years has been recognised with his award. “Our congratulations go out to Kevin, Beverley and the Andrews family,” he said. Five other esteemed members of the Gosford community also received Queen’s Birthday honours this year. We will be profi ling their achievements in future editions of Coast Community News. Mr Warren Robert Wilson from Avoca Beach was made a Member (AM) for signifi cant service to business and commerce through the sports entertainment industry, and to the community of Western Sydney. Dr Philip Godden of Wamberal was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to medicine and to community health. Mr Dallas Mulhall of Copacabana was also awarded an OAM for service to the community through aged care and veteran welfare organisations. Mr John Raymond Sanburg was awarded an OAM for service to community health through international humanitarian programs. Mr Alfred Taylor of West Gosford received his OAM for service to the performing arts, and to the community of Gosford.\
Media release, 8 June 2015 Jeff Dick, Terrigal Trotters Media release, 2 June 2015 Susan Fischer, Governor General’s Office