Top honours awarded to citizens on Australia Day
AFTER more than ten years providing support to thousands of families through Gateway Care, Debra Knight has been named Sunshine Coast Citizen of the Year for her unwavering and selfless support for community members in need.
Debra has grown the Gateway Care program to more than 4000 families on its database with at least 800 families being supported with low cost groceries each week.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said this year’s awards again highlighted the outstanding work of a number of community-focussed citizens and organisations.
“Our nominees in the Australia Day Awards are a very special group of achievers and this is our chance to say thank you,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Their stories and efforts are inspirational and highlight how fortunate we are to have so many everyday heroes walking amongst us.”
Australia Day Award winners
Debra Knight – Citizen of the Year; Evie Marshall – Young Citizen of the Year; David Woodrow – Senior Citizen of the Year; endED – Community Group or Organisation; Art on Cairncross – Creative; Wildlife Volunteer Association and Junior Eco-Leaders, Coolum and North Shore Coastal Care – Environment and Sustainability; Maroochy Athletics Club – Sport and Recreation.
WELL DONE: 2019 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Adwards winners.