Nominations are now open for the National Day of Thanks, Local Hero Awards. The Local Hero Awards are a way to present the values of honour, respect, thankfulness and gratitude towards our fellow citizen.
It is a day to pause as a community and say thank you to those in the community we often take for granted, who often provide those things that really make our lives worth living. The sixth annual Local Hero Awards will focus on people working or volunteering in the education sector, police and emergency services, and those working with indigenous communities and refugees. This includes teachers, principals, teacher’s aids, administration staff, volunteers, cleaners, maintenance workers, police officers, and support workers, SES, Paramedics and other emergency services. It also includes people in organisations that work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people who help newcomers to Australia connect into their local communities, and people from different cultural backgrounds who make a meaningful contribution to cohesion in their communities.
Nominations can also include general members of the community who have gone above and beyond making a difference in the lives of others. “National Day of Thanks is about celebrating groups and individuals in our region who contribute so much to our community. “It’s our chance to say thank you and honour you for what you do,” said Pastor, Ms Kim Jones, Senior Leader at Liberty Family Church. Anyone is able to nominate, and award recipients will be presented with a Certificate of Honour at the Thank You Festival on Saturday, May 26, in Kibble Park, Gosford. “I encourage everyone to take the time to nominate a person that they feel has made an outstanding contribution to our community,” said Ms Jones. Nominations can be lodged online or nomination forms can be collected from Imperial Centre, Gosford, or from Liberty Family Church, Gosford.
Nominations close at 5 pm, Friday, May 18.
Source: Media release, Apr 26 Deborah Warwick, Liberty Church