Adua’s kind­ness shines bright as cit­i­zen of year

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SHINE Com­mu­nity Ser­vices se­niors care vol­un­teer of 17 years Adua Mar­con is Cottes­loe’s 2015 Cit­i­zen of the Year. “She be­gan help­ing at Shine, pre­vi­ously known as TAPSS, af­ter rais­ing a fam­ily and re­tir­ing from her ca­reer as a phys­io­ther­apy as­sis­tant at Rocky Bay in Mos­man Park,” Mayor Jo Dawkins said at the Australia Day Awards cel­e­bra­tions. Mrs Mar­con has vol­un­teered more than 3300 hours at Shine, vol­un­teered for 20 years as cook and is now trea­surer at the Dianella Bocce Bowl­ing Club. She runs Sav­ing Kids in Poverty, rais­ing funds for projects in Africa with for­mer Rocky Bay mem­bers. The Young Cit­i­zen of the Year is Cottes­loe Am­a­teur Foot­ball Club co-founder Re­becca John­ston, who con­trib­utes 20 hours of vol­un­teer work each week, in ad­di­tion to her work as a cor­po­rate lawyer and Notre Dame Uni­ver­sity lec­turer in avi­a­tion law. The Town’s Com­mu­nity Group of the Year is the RSL Cottes­loe sub-branch, which five years ago started the an­nual Fred­er­ick Bell VC lec­tures hon­our­ing WA’s first Vic­to­ria Cross re­cip­i­ent, who lived in Beach Street, Cottes­loe. The sub-branch is cur­rently col­lect­ing all the names of WWI servicemen and nurses on lo­cal hon­our boards. Last year’s Davis Cup matches be­tween Australia and Uzbek­istan ce­mented Cottes­loe Ten­nis Club’s award for Com­mu­nity Event of the Year, af­ter the event, cham­pi­oned by Cottes­loe res­i­dent and pro­fes­sional player Ali­cia Mo­lik, drew world at­ten­tion to the Town.

Cottes­loe Cit­i­zen of the Year Adua Mar­con and Mayor Jo Dawkins.

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