Many of us have mates who inspire with their selfless community work.
But how many of us have ever thought of nominating these mates for a little bit of recognition.
Not many, it’s true, and Campbelltown City Council thinks we should lift our game in that regard.
Its 2020 Australia Day awards drive is calling on us all to consider nominating a mate who deserves to receive a pat on the back.
The Australia Day awards recognise the often unheralded work of people who have contributed to a community group, local cause or who have gone the extra mile to help a mate in need.
Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic is calling on local residents to nominate a friend or family member for the awards.
“Australia Day is about celebrating the neighbours we live alongside who make this country such a great place to live in,” he says.
“Council’s awards recognise those at a community level whose work may not be glamourous, but whose contribution makes a real difference to the people around them.
“Your mates may not think they are worthy of recognition, but council wants to celebrate those people,” Cr Brticevic said.
In addition to the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and Community Group Initiative of the Year Awards, two new awards have been introduced during the 2020 event.
The Disability Community Contribution of the Year Award recognises the contributions of an individual or group towards building an inclusive community that improves the lives of people with disability.
The Environmental Citizen of the Year Award recognises those people or groups who champion litter reduction or environmental initiatives in their community.
So, c’mon cobbers, if you have a mate who deserves to be recognised in the 2020 Australia Day Awards visit the Campbelltown Council website and fill out a nomination form.