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Collie says “thanks” to volunteers

The Shire of Collie will be hosting a ‘Thank a Volunteer’ day to highlight the invaluable contribution volunteers have made and continue to make to the Collie community.

The presentation ceremony and afternoon tea will be held at Collie’s Central Park, to coincide with International Volunteer Day on 5 December.

Nominations are open for any community member to nominate any volunteer from any sector that they think is worthy of recognition for their efforts

Shire of Collie CEO David Blurton said the event was a way to formally recognise volunteers who continually go above and beyond to serve the community.

“Collie has a long and proud history of volunteering, and this event highlights the invaluable contribution that current and past volunteers have made to our community,” Mr Blurton said.

Shire President Sarah Stanley said every volunteer’s contribution to the community was valued.

“Whether it be coaching a sporting team, helping those in need, or baking a cake to raise funds – Collie’s volunteers are always ready to lend a helping hand,” Cr Stanley said. “Volunteers are the fabric that hold our community together.”

Members of the public are welcome to attend the event, and can bring their own seating to enjoy the presentation ceremony, afternoon tea and entertainment.

To nominate local volunteers, send their name, the organisation they volunteer for, and their contact details to

Nominations close on Thursday, 30 November 2017.

The Thank a Volunteer Day celebration was funded through a grant from Department of Local Government and Communities.

Head to the Shire of Collie’s website for more information or phone 9734 9000.

Posted in Community, Love Collie

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