The hard work of Donna Rees and Rachel Mills to make the Hear Our Heart Ear Bus a reality has been recognised with a Premier’s Award.
The volunteer directors were presented with their awards by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who was also given a guided tour through the bus.
“This is an incredible community project that is helping so many children across the region,” Dubbo MP Troy Grant said as Ms Berejiklian presented the award.
Mr Grant said there were a large group of people who worked on the project but Ms Mills and Ms Rees had been the driving force.
Hard working Wellington volunteer Yvonne Redfern was another to be presented with a Premier’s Award.
Ms Redfern is a tireless worker with the Wellington Eisteddfod but also helps so many organisations.
“Yvonne is one of those unsung heroes, who does so much for people with disabilities, people who are in need,” Mr Grant said.
“Never is there a problem that can’t be dealt with by the effort Yvonne puts in. She is a consummate community champion.”