It’s time to nominate Coast’s unsung heroes
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