Aldershot woman and Plymoth Brethren receive awards
ALDERSHOT resident Noela da Forno has been recognised along with members of the Plymouth Brethren Church in the second round of Community Champion Awards.
Mayor Gerard O'Connell presented the awards at Wednesday's council meeting in Maryborough.
He said the awards recognised members of the community who went above and beyond the call of service in their professional and private lives.
"These people have sacrificed a lot to help their communities," he said.
Members of the Plymouth Brethren church were nominated for the award for their help during the Australia Day floods in Maryborough.
And Division 1 councillor James Hansen said Ms da Forno had long been known as a pillar of the Aldershot community and helped during the January floods.
"Noela is very well known to most people in the community and is always there to lend a hand," he said.
"During the floods she was helping her fellow residents compile the relevant information to apply for assistance, as well as helping with the clean-up and recovery efforts.
"Noela regularly taxis her fellow Aldershot residents to and from Maryborough to visit sick partners and relatives who are in hospital.
"She is also long serving member of the progress association and helps to run the community hall.
"Most importantly, she does it all out of the goodness of her heart and is only a phone call away."
Cr Hansen said it was great to see Ms da Forno recognised for her selfless efforts.
"Noela is a fantastic ambassador for the Fraser Coast and we're very lucky to have her as a member of our community."