It’s time to nom­i­nate Coast’s un­sung he­roes

Sunshine Coast Daily - - OUR SAY -

WE ALL know some­one who fits the bill of be­ing an un­sung hero.

You know the per­son I am talk­ing about. They are the ones who vol­un­teer their time to any num­ber of good causes, the per­son that truly makes a dif­fer­ence in our com­mu­nity. They don’t have to be well known and, in many in­stances, their ef­forts go un­recog­nised and un­no­ticed.

Well, it’s time to share their story as the Sunshine Coast Aus­tralia Day Awards have just opened and there are seven cat­e­gories to nom­i­nate some­one in: Cit­i­zen of the Year Award; Se­nior Cit­i­zen on the Year Award; Young Cit­i­zen of the Year Award; Com­mu­nity Group or Or­gan­i­sa­tion Award; En­vi­ron­ment and Sus­tain­abil­ity Award; Cre­ative Award and the Sport and Re­cre­ation Award.

The one thing I know about the Sunshine Coast is that we have a very long list of peo­ple who make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to our re­gion. While some are well known and use their celebrity to in­flu­ence change, oth­ers just do what they have al­ways done and qui­etly beaver away, mak­ing a dif­fer­ence, one step at a time.

In fact, the fabric of what ties us to­gether in this amaz­ing re­gion is the way we all unite when the cards are down and some­one needs a hand.

Time and again you see small busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als put their hand up to of­fer cash or goods to sup­port a fam­ily in need or help out the many worth­while char­i­ties on the Coast.

You will find these amaz­ing souls across all in­dus­tries and of var­i­ous ages and de­mo­graph­ics, and you won’t have to think too hard to come up with the names of some peo­ple who we should ac­knowl­edge.

So, can I ask that you do just that – think of a per­son (or per­sons) who de­serve to be recog­nised and nom­i­nate them to­day as a way of thank­ing them for all they

Ash­ley Robin­son’s col­umn has moved. Check out the Week­end Mag­a­zine. do. Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Mon­day, Novem­ber 26. To nom­i­nate some­one, or for more in­for­ma­tion go to https://www.sun­shinecoast.qld.gov.au/ Liv­ing-and-Com­mu­nity/Awards-andCi­ti­zen­ship/Aust ralia-Day-Awards

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