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Local volunteers recognised for their contributions

Volunteers in the Armidale region were recognised for their contributions to the community at an International Volunteers Day presentation ceremony and lunch at Armidale City Bowling Club today.

Armidale Regional Council General Manager James Roncon said it’s been another trying year across the region with the continuing pandemic, tornado and storm events, and it’s our volunteers who are continually stepping up and helping others in need.

“The region has a high rate of selfless volunteers and it’s these champions who are always at the forefront caring for their communities.

“Volunteers are important players in our society and are the people we turn to for support. They’re always there for others when people need a place to stay, clothes on their back or simply a friend to talk to,” he said.

“It’s an honour to be able to recognise our local volunteers and thank them for all that they do in our community.”

Armidale Regional Council Deputy Mayor Debra O’Brien presented certificates to a number of volunteer groups for outstanding contributions and thanked them for their continued dedication to the region.

Everyone interested in becoming actively involved in their community through volunteering is encouraged to contact the Armidale Volunteer Referral Service by calling Jane on 6770 3838 or emailing avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

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