Nominate now for Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

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Now is the time for you to make sure the unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community receive the recognition they deserve.
 
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and a host of local companies are working together to acknowledge and encourage women who volunteer their time in the not-for-profit sector and use their skills to encourage and support others.
 
But time is running out as nominations for the 2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards close in just over a month, on 27 January 2017.
 
Award Patron Fiona Simpson MP said there had been a fantastic response to the inaugural awards held last year, with more than 100 nominations received and over 200 people attending the Gala Presentation Dinner.
 
Ms Simpson said she was hoping for even more nominations this year.
 
“There are so many amazing women who dedicate their time and skills to help and support others and they deserve to be recognised,” Ms Simpson said.
 
“Volunteers are the back-bone of the many sporting groups, charities and community organisations which help to build a more vibrant and connected community and many of them are women, who often work quietly behind the scenes to make things happen.”
 
Ms Simpson particularly wanted to acknowledge the work of carers and foster parents who support and care for the most vulnerable members of our community.
 
“Many women provide unpaid care to those who are vulnerable and need support – including people with a disability, mental health issues, chronic medical conditions, terminal illness or those who are frail and aged.
 
“In particular I want to honour the work of foster parents who take children into their home and given them unconditional love and security.
 
“Women often take on these caring roles quietly, without recognition and they provide substantial long term support to those in need.
 
“We are also looking to encourage young women under 30 who are leading the way through their achievements in the field of sports, art, fashion, science and innovation and those who are dedicated to serving their community or protecting their environment.
 
Ms Simpson said that the Award winners will be honoured at a Gala Presentation Dinner to be held as part of International Women’s Day celebrations on 10 March 2017.
 
“The Awards are supported by some great local companies who have joined with me to champion the women who make a difference in the lives of others,” Ms Simpson said.
 
Nominations are sought for the following categories:
·                 Community Leadership Award – sponsored by Think Money
·                 Community Volunteer Award – sponsored by White’s IGA
·                 Young Leader Award – sponsored by Suncoast Christian College
·                 Carer Award – sponsored by Sundale
 
To nominate please go to www.fionasimpson.com.au or contact the Maroochydore Electorate Office on 5406 7100.

 
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