Top volunteers win Premier’s gratitude

A GROUP of local animal-loving volunteers and a ­woman who dedicated 30 years to Neighbourhood Watch have been acknow­ledged at the 2018 Vic­torian Premier’s Volunteer Champ­ions Awards.

At Sunday’s awards ceremony held at Government House, Mildura resident Helen Worcester received the Leadership Award for being instrumental in bringing Neighbourhood Watch to the region.

Carolyn Dufty, Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams, Anthony Howard, Premier Daniel Andrews, Governor Linda Dessau, Trudie Chant, Penny Fowler, Nicole Thiel and Minister for Families, Children and Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos.

Carolyn Dufty, Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams, Anthony Howard, Premier Daniel Andrews, Governor Linda Dessau, Trudie Chant, Penny Fowler, Nicole Thiel and Minister for Families, Children and Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos.

Mrs Worcester was acknowledged for building police and community support in the group and for introducing the Neighbourhood Watch educational ­curriculum to schools servicing more than 600 children.

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