Vol­un­teer’s work recog­nised

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

A young Roe­bourne res­i­dent has won the Po­lice and Com­mu­nity Youth Cen­tre’s Re­gional Ju­nior Vol­un­teer of the Year award.

Max Cop­pin, 13, was handed his tro­phy and prize at the re­cent 50 Cent Hall han­dover party by cen­tre man­ager Kirsty Levi.

Mrs Levi said Max was a nat­u­ral born leader and had the re­spect of the com­mu­nity.

“Max at­tends al­most ev­ery ses­sion at Roe­bourne PCYC, help­ing in the kitchen, set­ting and pack­ing up, pick­ing up rub­bish, look­ing out for the younger chil­dren and he even ref­er­ees dodge­ball games,” she said.

“He em­bod­ies all the traits we want to en­cour­age in our young peo­ple who at­tend.”

She said vol­un­teers like Max made a huge dif­fer­ence in the PCYC’s abil­ity to de­liver pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Max said the award was com­pletely un­ex­pected.

“I just walked in the door and Kirsty sung out my name so I walked up, had a look in the blue case I was handed and there was a tro­phy and a prize,” he said.

“Kirsty is on her own here some­times so I just come down and help her out and I just love be­ing here on Wed­nes­days and Fri­days.”

Max said the tro­phy would be put on a shelf at home.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

PCYC cen­tre man­ager Kirsty Levi, Max Cop­pin, 13, and Pil­bara Dis­trict Su­per­in­ten­dent Jo McCabe.

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