Drug support group wins top award
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.