Irene Rowsell recognised with Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award

Member for Oxley Michael Kemp presents Irene Rowsell with her Local Achievement Award. Photo: supplied.

AMONG the highlights of this year’s Seniors Festival is the Local Achievement Awards program, which recognises the remarkable efforts of seniors in making their communities better places to live.

Operating on a local level, the Local Achievement Awards offer a platform for Members of Parliament (MPs) and community members alike to pay tribute to seniors who have made a significant impact in their districts.

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These awards recognise the diverse talents, unwavering dedication, and profound influence of many seniors across New South Wales.

One such individual honoured during this year’s festivities was Irene Rowsell, whose outstanding contributions to Oxley have left an indelible mark on the community.

Irene’s stewardship of the Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group has been instrumental in providing invaluable support and assistance to those battling cancer and their loved ones.

In recognition of her tireless efforts and selfless commitment, Irene was awarded a Local Achievement Award during a special morning tea held last week in Kempsey as part of the NSW Seniors Festival 2024.

The presentation ceremony was led by Member for Oxley Michael Kemp, who commended Irene for her exceptional service and dedication to improving lives.

“I do feel that there are more deserving people out there and I do not volunteer so I can get awards, I do it to help people because there is a need out there.

“It was instilled in me by my Salvation Army grandmother where I was taught to help my neighbour,” the ever humble Irene told News Of The Area.

“I accept this award on behalf of the wonderful volunteers from the Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group.

“We are always needing more volunteers.”

The group meets every third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group Meeting Room at the Macksville Hospital.

New members are always welcome.


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