Media Release: Local volunteers to be recognised as groups receive pre-Christmas funding boost

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Local volunteers to be recognised as groups receive pre-Christmas funding boost
 
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson is once again calling for nominations for hard-working local volunteers to receive the recognition they deserve. It comes as three local organisations in Herbert received funding from the supplementary round of volunteer grants.
 
Mr Thompson said he was looking forward to hearing more of the fantastic work our local volunteers do in the community and providing them with a certificate of appreciation to mark International Volunteer Day this Saturday the 5th of December.
 
“Townsville just wouldn’t be the great place it is without our volunteers,” he said.
 
“Thousands of people give thousands of hours of their time to fantastic causes in our community and it’s always an honour to be able to give them a small token of our appreciation.

“Whether it’s delivering meals to the elderly, helping out at the local sporting club or cooking snags for a school fundraiser, anyone who gives of their time to help others is owed a debt of gratitude.
 
“If you know someone doing great work in our community, please head to my website this week and nominate them for a certificate.”
 
Meanwhile $2.7 million is being delivered to 779 community organisations across the country to help pay for volunteer training, fuel costs and equipment. Volunteering Queensland was responsible for handling the applications across the state.
 
Mr Thompson said he was pleased to see the following organisations receive funding:
 

  • Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc.                                        $3,742
  • James Cook University Rugby League Club Inc.                  $4,900
  • Kelso Primary P & C Association                                           $5,000

 
“These organisations do great work in our community and I’m pleased that they now have some extra help to continue to deliver their programs and look after their volunteers,” he said.
 
Nominations for volunteers to be recognised can be made until Sunday 13 December at http://www.philthompson.com.au/volunteerday/.

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