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Aston Community Awards honour Knox local heroes


Aston Community Awards honour Knox local heroes

The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has announced the winners of the 2015 Aston Community Awards.

The Aston Community Awards celebrate local volunteers and community groups who give their time, skill and energy to helping others and making the Knox community a better place to live.

The overall winners in the four award categories were:

Matt Bulluss  – Youth Volunteer Achievement Award

Matt is a volunteer with Interchange Outer East, volunteering 136 hours over his two weeks school holidays.  This is typical for Matt who dedicates most of his weekends to Interchange Outer East.


Valerie D’Souza Individual Volunteer Achievement Award

Valerie is the current President of the St Vinnies Rowville branch and has been involved with St Vinnies for nearly a decade. She also is a valued volunteer at St Simons Church and as part of the St Simons school community.


Chicks for Charity FoundationCommunity Group Achievement Award

The Chicks for Charity Foundation have raised over $800,000 for individuals and organisations in need in the Knox community and made a real difference to the lives of families.


Lorna CarthySenior Volunteer Achievement Award

Lorna has lived in and contributed to the local community for over 50 years. She has been involved in cubs, scouts, girl guides, Basketball and various other groups for half a century. At 87, she is still helping with ‘Meals on Wheels’ around Knox.


Mr Tudge was assisted on the finalist selection panel by Zoe Powell (Editor, Knox Leader), Mark Flack (Principal, Boronia Heights Primary School) and Phil Matthews (respected community leader). 

Mr Tudge told the over 300 attendees at the presentation ceremony in Rowville he was overwhelmed by the number and quality of nominations received in the inaugural Knox awards.

“We have people who have volunteered for over 50 years, people who have changed national agendas and businesses and community groups who have given endless hours and financial support.

“Tonight we honour you and your service.  We do so knowing that it is people like you who are the glue to our community, who build the social fabric and make our society a better place,” said Mr Tudge.

“We thank you in this public way, not because you seek thanks, but because you deserve it.” 

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