Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall presents Glen Innes’ Mary Hollingworth with her 2019 Hidden Treasure certificate.
Friday, 8 November 2019
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today congratulated Glen Innes stalwart Mary Hollingworth on her inclusion on the 2019 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
This year’s Honour Role recognised 78 NSW women for their valuable volunteer roles and was unveiled at the recent Walcha Rural Women’s Gathering.
Mr Marshall said Mary was a very deserving recipient having dedicated more than 35 years to the Glen Innes community.
“The women named on this year’s honour roll provide an enormous amount of support to our community and their contributions are invaluable,” Mr Marshall said.
“Mary’s volunteering has benefited the lives of many of the region’s children and young people with her work to implement programs and improve services at Deepwater Playgroup and her involvement with a number of schools including Deepwater School, Glen Innes Public and High Schools.
“Mary has also been a driver of Glen Innes’ social scene through her long term membership of Glen Innes Show Ladies Auxiliary and as an organiser of many successful community events including the 2015 Glen Innes Rural Women’s Gathering and Cameron Uniting Church’s Celtic Festival dinners.
“These are only a few examples of Mary’s efforts and she should be extremely proud of their nomination and in joining this roll of highly-regarded rural women.”
Mr Marshall said all nominees have had their names put forward by colleagues in the community who recognise their value.
“This year’s nominees join a growing list of over 1,000 volunteers who have been recognised since the first Honour Roll was launched in 2010,” he said.
“This small gesture of appreciation is a tribute to these rural women as we continue to focus on building resilience and a rewarding future for the next generation beyond the current drought.
“Volunteering has been shown to not only boost the local community, but also to provide opportunities for people to connect and to gain personal and practical benefits and I thank Mary for her continued contribution ”
For more information on the Hidden Treasures Honour Role visit the DPI website http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rural-support/rural-womens-network