Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown, acknowledged the all of the nominees and winners of the Centre for Volunteering 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards for Mid-Western Sydney and specifically recognised the Newtown electorate's own Louise Evans who won the award for Adult Volunteer of the Year.
"I draw the attention of this parliament to the Centre for Volunteering 2020 Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony for the Mid-Western Sydney region. The awards were held virtually this year and it was great to attend the ceremony to recognize the incredible work of our local volunteers. The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual program which recognises volunteers in NSW for their outstanding contributions to the community. We congratulate the hundreds of nominees this year and all of the winners. We want to specifically recognise the Newtown electorate's own Louise Evans who won the award for Adult Volunteer of the Year. Louise is responsible for creating the incredible and highly successful Women in Sport Photo Action Awards which has significantly improved the way the media and the public perceive women in sport. Louise has also volunteered extensively for Women Sport Australia, the national not-for-profit advocacy body for women in sport. I would like to thank CEO of the Centre for Volunteering, Gemma Rygate, and her team for their tireless work recognizing the all the amazing volunteers in our community."
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