WELL DONE: Volunteers (from left) Errol Rieck (representing Roger Tollington), Rob Dawson (representing Vince Hemmings), Yvonne Nowell, Heather Petersen, John Madsen (also representing wife Helen) and Jeffery Rogers with Warwick Churches Together co-ordinator Jean Reid after the presentation of National Day of Thanksgiving certificates of appreciation.
WELL DONE: Volunteers (from left) Errol Rieck (representing Roger Tollington), Rob Dawson (representing Vince Hemmings), Yvonne Nowell, Heather Petersen, John Madsen (also representing wife Helen) and Jeffery Rogers with Warwick Churches Together co-ordinator Jean Reid after the presentation of National Day of Thanksgiving certificates of appreciation.

Paying tribute to helpers

SEVEN volunteers were honoured at the Warwick Churches Together National Day of Thanksgiving event on Sunday at Williams Hall.

WCT co-ordinator Jean Reid said all outreached to church and community.

"They work in the background and make a mountain of difference," Mrs Reid said.

In introducing recipient Jeffery Rogers, Anglican rector Fr Rod Winterton said Jeffery gave 110% in many voluntary capacities.

Fr Franco Filipetto said when he asked about an unsung Catholic hero; Vince Hemmings' name came up.

"Vince is generous with his time and also helps through Rosies and St Vincent de Paul."

Christian Victory Centre representative Geoff Beier spoke of recipient Roger Tollington "who did whatever needed to be done".

"He is a real livewire and tremendous lay preacher."

Heather Petersen was nominated by the Warwick Lutheran Church for work as church secretary and keeping in touch with the elderly.

Salvation Army Captain Cathryn Williamson said Yvonne Nowell "would walk the extra mile".

"She is Adult Fellowship president, visits Akooramak, Oaks and cheers all up."

Mrs Reid said Uniting Church recipients John and Helen Madsen helped the community and church.

"They are humble but willing to serve the Lord."



INFO NEEDED: Where are our magpie hotspots?

INFO NEEDED: Where are our magpie hotspots?

Help us figure out where is safe to walk during swooping season

Woman nabbed doing 140kmh among 69 speeders caught by police

Woman nabbed doing 140kmh among 69 speeders caught by police

Police 'disappointed' by drivers putting others in danger

Gallery unveiling largest indigenous exhibition this week

premium_icon Gallery unveiling largest indigenous exhibition this week

More than 30 unique works of Aboriginal art to be hung on the walls

Local Partners