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City's volunteers honoured at award ceremony

Volunteers representing the breadth and depth of Wodonga were applauded for their outstanding contribution to the community at the Wodonga Volunteer of the Year Awards.

As part of National Volunteer Week, Wodonga Council acknowledged some of the city's outstanding volunteers through the annual Volunteer of the Year Awards.

This year the 2018 Wodonga Individual Volunteer of the Year Award in the Sport and Recreation category will be awarded Zennon McCarthy for his involvement in all things community and sport.

Zennon has held more than 18 roles as a volunteer for the past 13 years. His involvement has stretched from Auskick, football, cricket, to school and church.

The 2018 Wodonga Individual Volunteer of the Year Award in the Community Service will be awarded to Peter Whitmarsh.

For the past three years Peter has been involved with the Border Relay for Life committee, playing a pivotal role in assisting the Cancer Council raise vital funds.

Megan Vearing will receive an honourable mention for her hours of dedication to the Wodonga State Emergency Service.

The 2018 Wodonga Volunteer Team of the Year Award will be awarded to Albury-Wodonga Foodshare, whose volunteers rescue 902,000kg of food each year.

An honourable mention will be given to Repair Cafe where a group of skilled repairers provide a free service to help fix household items brought in by the public.

This year Wodonga Council held a People's Choice Award for both the individual and team recipients.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Families and the Aspire Family Network's Katrina Redcliffe took out the individual gong.

The People's Choice award for a team was awarded to the Wodonga Bulldogs All-Abilities AFL team.

View the images from the day here.


Last updated: 30-05-2018

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