City honours its self­less vol­un­teers

Southern Telegraph - - Opinion -

The City of Rock­ing­ham paid trib­ute to vol­un­teers from lo­cal ad­vi­sory and emer­gency groups dur­ing a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion at Gary Hol­land Com­mu­nity Cen­tre last Thurs­day.

More than 100 vol­un­teers and guests cel­e­brated the con­tri­bu­tion of the City’s ad­vi­sory and emer­gency groups, with the oc­ca­sion marked by the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Na­tional Medal to Bert Scar­rott from the Sin­gle­ton Vol­un­teer Bush Fire Bri­gade.

Mr Scar­rott was pre­sented with the Na­tional Medal to ac­knowl­edge 35 years of service as a vol­un­teer who has risked his life to pro­tect the com­mu­nity on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions.

Mayor Barry Sam­mels con­grat­u­lated Mr Scar­rott on the achieve­ment and thanked all vol­un­teers for their ef­forts.

“The vol­un­teer cel­e­bra­tion for our ad­vi­sory and emer­gency groups is an im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise the peo­ple who ded­i­cate their valu­able time and ef­fort into mak­ing our City such a won­der­ful place,” Mr Sam­mels said.

“While we live in a time where ev­ery­body seems to be busier than ever, we are for­tu­nate to have a num­ber of vol­un­teers will­ing to put their hand up and go the ex­tra mile.”

Pic­ture: City of Rock­ing­ham

City of Rock­ing­ham Mayor Barry Sam­mels presents the Na­tional Medal to Bert Scar­rott for 35 years of service.

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