Wise legacy hon­oured

MEMO­RIAL IN NIKKI’S NAME

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

A MEMO­RIAL gar­den around the Sut­ton Street Hall es­tab­lished by the City of Man­durah and launched on Fri­day hon­ours the legacy of com­mu­nity cham­pion Nikki Wise.

Mrs Wise, who died af­ter a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent in 2016, ran the Reach-Out Drop-In Cen­tre at the hall and sup­ported the com­mu­nity by sup­ply­ing meals for street peo­ple and those in need and a shoul­der to lean on.

The quiet achiever iden­ti­fied a gap in ser­vices and took it on her­self to fill that gap and her ded­i­ca­tion and tire­less ef­forts led to her be­ing a muchloved mem­ber of the com­mu­nity.

She left a big hole in the com­mu­nity and was recog­nised for her self­less work when named posthu­mously as joint win­ner of the 2017 Com­mu­nity Cit­i­zen of the Year.

The Nikki Wise Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship was launched in April to help pas­sion­ate mem­bers of the lo­cal com­mu­nity wish­ing to study in the area of com­mu­nity ser­vices.

Pic­ture: Jon Hewson www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d482436

Nikki Wise's par­ents Terry and Robyn French with Nikki's brother Brett French at the memo­rial gar­den.

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