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Last night at an award ceremony attended by over 300 local residents Leon Sugrim of Recreation Sports and Aquatic Club and was named Banks Volunteer of the Year for 2017.
67 local community volunteers were presented with awards by David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP.
“Leon has made an extraordinary contribution to the community”, Mr Coleman said.
“He has been a great contributor to Recreation Sports and Aquatic Club which does a wonderful job helping people with disability in the local community”.
Mr Sugrim also uses his professional skills to volunteer as auditor of Panania Anglican Church.
The awards were initiated in 2015 and volunteers from a wide range of community groups have had their significant contributions recognised.