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Jan Dawkins

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-138688

Hansard session: Fifty-Eighth Parliament, First Session (58-1)

Jan Dawkins

Mr MARK COURE (Oatley)

—Speaker, local volunteers are truly the backbones of our community. Volunteers recognise the value in sharing their time, skills and passions for the benefit of others. That's why I was honoured to recognise their hard work at the 2023 St George Community Awards, which I have been running for over 13 years now. One such individual I would like to give a special mention to today is Jan Dawkins, who has been a family friend of mine for over 40 years. Jan received an Individual Volunteer Achievement Award. Jan has been volunteering at the IRT Peakhurst aged care centre for several years now and plays a significant role in supporting IRT's writing group, which is called the Village Writers. This group brings together an enthusiastic bunch of more than 10 writers, who meet to share ideas and inspire each other. On the night of the awards, she dedicated her award to all the writers' group members, both past and present. A hearty congratulation to Jan Dawkins for all her hard work. I wish her all the very best with her volunteering efforts and look forward to hearing more about the IRT writers' group.