Tumbi Umbi local, Emma Peat, has been named as a finalist in the Rural 18 to 30 category of the Rotary Inspirational Women’s Awards (RIWA) for her fundraising work as a local business owner.
“I didn’t even know I was nominated,” Peat said.
“My mum nominated me and I’m very surprised and extremely grateful,” she said.
“I run a donut shop [the Daily Dough Co] and I’m always donating donuts to community events and fundraisers.
“I’m always wanting to donate donuts, everyone loves them.”
The NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, Bronnie Taylor, announced the 20 NSW 2021 finalists for RIWA.
Taylor said the awards were an opportunity to shine a light on the contribution of women in urban and rural communities.
Taylor thanked all who submitted nominations which are increasing each year.
The judges, comprising panels of Rotarians from across NSW, said the high quality of nominations made their task challenging and a wonderful honour.
“Each year every finalist is fully deserving of recognition for the tireless and generous work they do in their communities.
“They give so much and ask for nothing in return and I congratulate them on their nomination,” Taylor said.