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Change makers honoured at Volunteer Awards

Local volunteers were honoured at Alexandria Town Hall on August 10. The room was full of incredible individuals who embody the theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week: “We are the Change Makers.” These dedicated volunteers have made outstanding contributions in Alexandria, Waterloo and Redfern, bringing people together and creating a better community.

At Counterpoint’s 17th annual Community Volunteer Awards, 120 volunteers were recognised for their generous efforts. To celebrate their achievements, Counterpoint Community Services hosted an awards ceremony complete with a delicious lunch and live music.

One individual stood out as the Volunteer of the Year (Founder’s Choice Award). Congratulations to Phong Luu for his exceptional and diverse contributions. Phong has made a positive impact in so many ways – from his work with Peer Education, Waterloo Redevelopment Group, Waterloo Recycle Workshop, Milk Crate Theatre, and his mouthwatering Watermelon Cakes! We acknowledge his dedication, personal growth and increased self-confidence.

Together, we are making a difference. We deeply value the collective effort of volunteers from various organisations and community groups, and we are immensely proud of every one of you.

Elle Brind is Acting Factory Community Centre Coordinator (Counterpoint Community Services).

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