CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – TOMMY JEFFS
Tommy is always there to lend a helping hand. During COVID, Tommy has made and delivered dozens of meals for the elderly or the sick and to Dr Ryan at this busy time. He also makes morning tea for the girls at the local pharmacy in appreciation for the hard work they do.
Over the past six years he has raised over $120,000 for the community. He organised a fundraiser and helped raise around $20,000 for the Canowindra Bowling Club. After Canowindra High School was vandalised, he once again helped raise funds that went towards a new kitchen. Canowindra preschool was not left out when he helped raise around $25,000 for them.
On any given day you can see Tommy buzzing about planting and watering the barrels in the street.
Tommy is a much loved member of the community and is featured here.
COMMUNITY GROUP OF THE YEAR – ORANA HOUSE TRUST COMMITTEE
The Orana House Trust Committee work as volunteers under Cabonne Council in management of Orana House. The presence of Orana House provides essential, affordable facilities to the community especially for vulnerable people.
Current groups include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon which support family members affected by alcohol or drugs, Canowindra Creative Centre Inc which provides activities for a range of people for example craft, mosaic, writers support. Other periodic groups and activities also occur. The venue provides a safe, welcoming and accessible environment. Orana Committee work closely with Cabonne Council to develop Orana House as an inclusive facility open to the community. The Committee work as a team dis- cussing ways of making things better for everyone.