Show­case selfless se­niors

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

MEM­BER for Mur­ray Austin Evans has en­cour­aged peo­ple to recog­nise grand­par­ents and older peo­ple in their lives ahead of Grand­par­ents Day this Oc­to­ber.

Nom­i­na­tions for the 2018 NSW Grand­par­ent of the Year Lo­cal and State Awards, which cel­e­brate the valu­able con­tri­bu­tions grand­par­ents and se­niors make to their fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties, are now open.

‘‘This is our op­por­tu­nity to show­case the selfless se­niors of Mur­ray and show our ap­pre­ci­a­tion for their hard work vol­un­teer­ing, shar­ing their knowl­edge and wis­dom, as well as sup­port­ing their fam­i­lies,’’ Mr Evans said.

Mean­while, ama­teur and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers alike are urged to spend some time with their grand­par­ents and snap a photo of them in their ev­ery­day life for the Grand­par­ents Day Pho­tog­ra­phy Com­pe­ti­tion.

‘‘I en­cour­age budding pho­tog­ra­phers in Mur­ray to grab their phone or cam­era and pay a visit to their grand­par­ents to make mem­o­ries that will last a life­time,’’ he said. Grand­par­ents Day is on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28. Nom­i­na­tions are open un­til Septem­ber, 28. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able grand­par­ents­day.nsw.gov.au at

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