Fourteen residents and organisations which collectively have devoted more than 700 years to the Campbelltown community were today acknowledged at the 2019 Jubilee Awards.
The awards recognise individuals and groups in Campbelltown who have contributed to the community for 50 years or more and the Campbelltown’s Indigenous community who have devoted 30 years or more.
The honour roll includes volunteers who devote their time to groups including local rural fire brigades, Meals on Wheels, the Scouts, Girl Guides, schools, churches and sports clubs, as well as charities that raise funds to give local students the best start in life.
“I thank all of the award recipients for the positive contribution you have made and continue to make to Campbelltown and for nurturing a strong sense of community in our city,’’ said Mayor George Brticevic.
“The individuals we acknowledged today have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of others in our city and the organisations we recognised also deserve our thanks for their commitment and support which adds so much to our wellbeing,’’ Cr Brticevic said.
Leumeah’s John Cornhill was recognised for 65 years of contribution to Campbelltown Camden District Band, of which he is still an active member today.
A posthumous Jubilee Award honoured Woodbine’s Eric Hughes who devoted decades to Kentlyn Rural Fire Brigade and was a life member of the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Wife, Janice Hughes also received a Jubilee Award in recognition of her community involvement and volunteer work.
Ingleburn VIEW Club received a Jubilee Award for its support of the Smith Family charity by raising funds to help local underprivileged students through the Learning for Life Program.
2019 Jubilee Awards recipients:
Eric Hughes (posthumous award)
Marsdens Law Group
Ingleburn VIEW Club.