Mary Mac’s Place co-ordinator Ms Christine Burge has been recognised for her work supporting vulnerable local residents after receiving the NSW Government Community Service Award.
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch congratulated Ms Burge: “Words can’t express how grateful our community is for the work done by this amazing woman.
“I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving.
“Christine works tirelessly to support and care for those who are less fortunate in our community.
“Without Christine and Mary Macs Place, more local people would be going without food or clothing, and more people would be sleeping rough each night.
“Mary Mac’s Place would not survive without the hard work of Christine and her team of volunteers.”
Ms Tesch said Mary Mac’s offered food, assistance, advice, and access to services for disadvantaged and homeless people living on the Peninsula.
A team of volunteers serves up 100 meals per day, five days a week, using quality ingredients generously donated by the community and local businesses from the Ethel Cox Centre in Woy Woy.
“Mary Macs Place is a vital local service that wouldn’t be possible without the tireless work of Christine,” Ms Tesch said.
If you or anyone you know would like to nominate a hardworking community member, contact the office of Liesl Tesch MP, Member for Gosford on 4342 4122 or at Gosford@parliament.nsw.gov.au to find out how.
Media release, 25 Oct 2017
Richard Mehrtens, Office of Liesl Tesch MP