SOME of Invercargill’s hard-working volunteers were recognised for their selfless community work at a ceremony at the Civic Theatre yesterday.
Marion Miller, John Husband, Karen Purdue and Reginald McLeod were presented with a certificate and a silver medal in appreciation of their involvement with numerous community groups in front of about 50 people including city councillors and supporters.
Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt said the recipients were outstanding Southlanders and the Invercargill City Council (ICC) was delighted to be able to recognise their contribution to the community.
“Since the awards started in 1984, 69 members of our community have been recognised for their contribution. These people work tirelessly in the community and have touched the lives of many people.”
Mrs Miller said she appreciated the recognition but she did not do community work for the accolades.
Ms Purdue said she believed in being a global citizen.
“I absolutely love this community. I love living here.”
The ICC presents awards every three years to people ho have carried out meritorious voluntary service in the Invercargill City district in categories including recreation, youth activities, social welfare, educational services, cultural services, religious affairs and community affairs.