CHANCE TO THANK GRANDPARENTS AND ELDERS ACROSS THE TABLELANDS

Monday, 24 July 2017

EVERY grandparent is special – and with a day in their honour rapidly approaching, now is your chance to show the state why your grandad, nonna, granny or pa is the best of all.

Local MP Adam Marshall has called for people across the Northern Tablelands to nominate standout elders in their community, to highlight their commitment to family and thank their generosity.

“Grandparents have always played a huge role in raising children and keeping our communities strong – and with life today busier than ever, their continued support is essential to families across the Northern Tablelands,” Mr Marshall said.

“A nomination for these prestigious awards is just a small way of saying thank you, whether it’s to a grandparent or just to an elder that goes above and beyond for their family.”

The opening of this year’s award nominations coincides with the launch of an inaugural Grandparents Day Photography Competition.

Mr Marshall said the photography competition, a partnership between the NSW Government and The Australian Centre for Photography, is a great opportunity to recognise the many ways older people contribute.

“Taking a perfect picture of our elders will not only help share what they mean to you – but also capture memories of those moments forever.” Mr Marshall said.

Both initiatives aim to highlight the invaluable contribution of older people ahead of Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, 29 October. More details about the Grandparents Day Photography Competition are available at www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au , entries close on September 1, 2017.

To make a 2017 Grandparent of the Year Award nomination contact Mr Marshall’s Armidale office on 6772 5552 or northerntablelands@parliament.nsw.gov.au before September 8.

A state-wide award ceremony to announce the NSW Grandparent of the Year will be held at NSW Parliament House on 18 October. Winners from the photography competition will also be announced at this event.

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