Dael con­tin­ues mum’s work

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

BE­HIND-the-scenes or­gan­iser Dael Gid­dins paid trib­ute to her mum as she ac­cepted Gayn­dah’s Cit­i­zen of the Year Award.

“My mum was a great vol­un­teer to this town for 30-odd years,” Ms Gid­dins said.

“What she in­stilled in us was to get out there and help in the com­mu­nity.”

Tak­ing her mum’s ex­am­ple to heart, Ms Gid­dins has been a vol­un­teer at YMCA Gayn­dah since its es­tab­lish­ment 31 years ago.

She also en­sures daily ac­cess to the CWA hall, and is an ac­tive mem­ber of the Ro­tary Club.

Her many vol­un­teer hours in­clude help­ing with events for Lit­tle Ath­let­ics, Aus­tralia Day and Clean Up Aus­tralia Day.

In her speech, Ms Gid­dins thanked her hus­band Neil and son Jor­dan, and the many towns­peo­ple who vol­un­teer their ser­vices.

Nom­i­na­tor John Mel­lor said Ms Gid­dins’ ded­i­ca­tion and in­volve­ment may not al­ways be no­ticed “as she just qui­etly goes about the jobs that need to be done and makes sure things hap­pen”.


CIT­I­ZEN OF THE YEAR: Dael Gid­dins ac­cepts Gayn­dah's 2015 Cit­i­zen of the Year Award.

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