PRIDE OF AUS­TRALIA MEDAL

YOUR CHANCE TO HIGH­LIGHT THOSE UN­SUNG HE­ROES FROM YOUR COM­MU­NITY

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE -

NOM­I­NATE SOME­ONE TO­DAY

CHAN­NEL 10 news an­chor San­dra Sully wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Now in their 11th year, the Pride of Aus­tralia Medal awards are now open for nom­i­na­tions.

And Ms Sully, who in re­cent years has been master of cer­e­monies at the Pride of Aus­tralia pre­sen­ta­tions and a judge, is keen to be in­volved again.

“It is one of my favourite events of the year. I don’t think I could miss it. It is a won­der­ful pro­gram,’’ she says.

Nom­i­na­tions in 10 cat­e­gories con­tinue un­til Sun­day, July 19.

Pride of Aus­tralia is a com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive of News Corp Aus­tralia that aims to fo­cus on Aus­tralians who do ex­tra­or­di­nary things.

They are our fam­ily, friends and com­mu­nity mem­bers who in­spire us through their self­less ac­tions.

Of­ten their sto­ries — which in­evitably swell hearts and bring tears to the eye — would oth­er­wise re­main un­told.

That’s why it’s im­por­tant for read­ers to nom­i­nate the un­sung he­roes of the com­mu­nity so they can be duly hon­oured and in­spire oth­ers.

Past win­ners come from all sec­tions of so­ci­ety.

They in­clude peo­ple such as 17-year-old Coen Ash­ton who since re­ceiv­ing a life­sav­ing dou­ble lung trans­plant in 2012, has jet­skied the 2000km length of the Mur­ray River twice.

He is now a mo­ti­va­tional speaker ded­i­cated to in­spir­ing young peo­ple to aim high, fight valiantly against chal­lenges and be­come or­gan donors. “If shar­ing my story means I can help change just one per­son’s life, it’s worth it,” he said.

It is one of my favourite events of the year. I don’t think I could miss it. It is a won­der­ful pro­gram.

– SAN­DRA SULLY

Child of Courage Win­ner Mol­ly­jane Boyson with San­dra Sully at the 2014 Pride Of Aus­tralia Medal awards.

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