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Volunteers to the front

THE work of volunteers across Clarence was recognised last month at a reception at Clarence on the Bay, held to coincide with National Volunteer Week.

The event was hosted by Clarence City Council to recognise the valuable community of volunteers.

The event was MC’d by local resident Chris Wisbey and explored the diverse experience of volunteering with a panel of guest speakers including 2019 City of Clarence Australia Day Award winners, Senior Citizen of the Year Robin Pulford and Young Citizen of the Year Emma-lee Dalgliesh.

Local community members volunteer for a huge range of external organisations and causes throughout the City of Clarence, in addition to the Clarence Community Volunteer Service and the Clarence City Council volunteer bus drivers.

These services help vulnerable people in their own homes, with volunteers donating many hours of their own time and radically changing the lives of many of Clarence’s residents for the better.

“Volunteers play a crucial role in Clarence and we are immensely grateful for their valuable contribution to our community,” Clarence Mayor Doug Chipman said.

“This event was a wonderful opportunity to be able to do something for those who do so much for our community.”

For more information about volunteering in Clarence, visit www.ccc.tas.gov.a/volunteer or phone 6217 9500.

Caption: Three generations of volunteers, from left, guest speaker and Australia Day 2019 award winner Emma-lee Dalgleish with mum Heather Dalgliesh and Grandma Mary Farnell.