Drug sup­port group wins top award

South Western Times - - News -

Pic­ture Emily Ace DOORS Wide Open ex­ec­u­tive man­ager Lina Pugh said her heart “swelled with pride for Bun­bury” when the not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion won the Ex­cel­lence in Re­gional and Ru­ral WA Award at the Sup­port Groups Recog­ni­tion and Good Prac­tice Awards.

The awards night was hosted by Con­nect Groups at the Parmelia Hilton in Perth ear­lier this month in recog­ni­tion of the im­por­tant role self help and sup­port groups play in in­ter­ven­tion, preven­tion and re­cov­ery.

“We were not sure how it hap­pened,” Ms Pugh said.

“We re­ceived an email say­ing we had been nom­i­nated and then an­other email to say we had be­come a fi­nal­ist and then an in­vi­ta­tion to the awards night.

“That was the nice part about it – some­body else has recog­nised what we are do­ing and had gone ahead and done all this for us.”

Ms Pugh said she was “thrilled” to rep­re­sent Bun­bury at a State level and thanked the com­mu­nity and her vol­un­teers.

“Julie and I are the spear­heads of Doors Wide Open and we have been able to fa­cil­i­tate this sort of change in Bun­bury,” she said.

“It has been a com­mu­nity ef­fort and it 100 per cent be­longs to Bun­bury.”

Doors Wide Open ex­ec­u­tive man­ager Lina Pugh and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Court­ney Pugh cel­e­brate their suc­cess at the Sup­port Groups Recog­ni­tion and Good Prac­tice Awards night.

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