Every year Lithgow Council celebrates the volunteers who make our community the amazing and vibrant place it is. Volunteer week is held in May and is a way of acknowledging and thanking our volunteers for the work they do in the community. This year due to Covid-19 we cancelled our celebration and instead asked local groups, organisations and individuals to nominate volunteers   who are making contributions to the life of our region.

“I was pleased to receive so many nominations” said Mayor Ray Thompson, “we know there are many more volunteers in every area of the community, these nominees are shining examples of the tireless work of volunteers and we are very grateful for all they do and contribute to the Lithgow LGA”.

Volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation and a small token of our thanks in the form of a voucher to support local businesses. The nominees came from a range of sectors in the community including LINC and various arms of LINC (Meals on Wheels, the Commonwealth home support program and the Food Rescue service), the Women’s Shed, Vinnies, the Bowenfels Hub, the RFS,  Beehive, Tidy Towns and Planet Ark.

Bryan Williamson – Volunteer Driver community lunch

Mal Boyden –Volunteer driver community lunch

Dominic Inzitari – Volunteer driver community lunch

Paul Richards –Volunteer driver community lunch

Loretta Albert –Flo’s kitchen volunteer

Anita Cohen –Flo’s kitchen volunteer

Julie Steele –Flo’s kitchen volunteer

Sandi Banks-Smith –Flo’s kitchen volunteer

Gayle Zorz –Flo’s kitchen volunteer

Julie Winnard –Flo’s kitchen volunteer

Fay Best –Meals on Wheels

Bob Winnard –Meals on Wheels

Cisca Wheatley –Meals on Wheels

David Terry –Meals on Wheels

Kathleen Terry –Meals on Wheels

Deb Taylor –Meals on Wheels

Carol Farrar –Meals on Wheels

John Hills –Meals on wheels

David Hills –Meals on Wheels

Paula McGaulley –Meals on Wheels

Paul McGaulley –Meals on Wheels

Peter McDougall –Meals on Wheels

Liz Conroy –Meals on Wheels

Joy George –Meals on Wheels

Allen Taylor –Garden Maintainance

Mallory Allen – Bowenfels Community Hub

Jean Stamper –Reception LINC

Deb Dixon –Reception LINC

Lynne Bender –Second Bite Food rescue

Desiree Hardie –Second Bite Food rescue

Marinella Marquez -Bowenfels Community Hub

Attia Mahmood -Bowenfels Hub

Linda Hefferan –Second Bite Food rescue

James Knox -Lithgrow Community Garden

Sue Murdoch -Walk n Talk

Bev Wiggins -Walk n Talk

Peta O’Meley -Walk n Talk

Julianne Vlores -Walk n Talk

Leanne Walding -Walk n Talk

Kevin Walding -Walk n Talk

Craig Walding -Walk n Talk

Sue Graves -Tidy Towns

Cath Compton – Tidy TOwns

Helen Drewe -Beehive, Community nursery.

Joan Deeley -Lions Club, Beehive

Yvonne Oldfield -Vinnies

Leanne Hopkins -Lithgow Area Women’s Shed

Allyn Jory -Vinnies

Noelene Moore _Lithgow Library

Vanessa Lowe -Portland Library

Margaret Hart – Portland Library

Miriam Palmer -Portland Library

Bev Bailey -Portland Library

Sue Rose -Portland Library

Julie Boucher -Lithgow-leles.

Nick Field -RFS

Lucille Hoy -Planet Ark.

Rachel Nicholl- NSW Farmers