Pearl in line for award
ISHE is a local star and now Pearl Kellar is in line for statewide recognition after being nominated for a WA Volunteer of the Year Award.
Mrs Kellar, co-ordinator of the Harvest Lakes Residents Association’s environmental sub committee and the driving force behind the Lake in Harmony project, is in the running for the People’s Choice Spirit of Volunteering Award.
The Atwell resident, known affectionately as “Our Pearl”, was unsure where she would finish but had been overwhelmed by the response to her nomination.
“I’m just doing what enjoy,” she said.
“It keeps me active; keeps me on my toes.”
Mrs Kellar – who claimed two gongs at the City of Cockburn’s Inspirational Volunteer Awards in 2016, including top honours – said she was hopeful any prize money would be used on a special wildlife experience for children.
“If you can get the children’s attention then you can get the parents’ attention too. It doesn’t always go the other way,” she said.
“We could bring a wildlife group here, or maybe hire a bus and take some of the kids out to an animal rehabilitation centre to show them the animals being cared for.” it
Cockburn Inspirational Volunteer of the Year Pearl Kellar.