Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz and State Member for Lockyer, Jim McDonald have thanked all volunteers in the Lockyer Valley communities this National Volunteers Week and called for nominations for the 2020 Wright Community Contribution Awards.
Mr Buchholz said volunteers were invaluable to the community and without them, many of the local sporting and community clubs, as well as support services, simply would not exist.
“It is vital that we acknowledge the importance of and thank volunteers in our community.
“They are hardworking, dedicated to their community and tireless in their efforts to improve the lives of local people and the area
“Our volunteers are people not motivated by accolade or acknowledgement, certainly not motivated by money; but they do it for the greater good of their local community and to make the Valley a better place to live, work and play,” Mr Buchholz said.
Mr McDonald said volunteers were critical to the local community and this had been recognised with the rise in support during the ongoing drought, recent bushfires and current coronavirus pandemic with the Care Army.
“The volunteers in Lockyer are a valuable resource to our community, who work enthusiastically to get the job done and they deserve our recognition and support,” Mr McDonald said.
Mr Buchholz said that the Coronavirus was having an impact on the ability to recruit volunteers and to participate in face-to-face activity, but many were pushing on in a COVIDSafe manner.
“Our volunteers are resilient, they will get through this and they will ensure the Lockyer community gets to the other side of this pandemic and is stronger.
“I urge all residents, all community leaders to visit scottbuchholz.com.au/wright-community-awards/ or to contact my office for a nomination form, and nominate a volunteer or someone in your town or suburb for the contribution they’re making to the community.
“I look forward to receiving many nominations and catching up with those award recipients later in the year,” Mr Buchholz said.
Nominations for the Wright Community Contribution Awards close on 31 August, 2020.
Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384