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Celebrating Community Service Heroes

In a world often focused on individual achievements, it’s essential to take a moment to recognise those who selflessly dedicate themselves to serving their communities. Each year, the Community Service Award provides a platform for acknowledging the outstanding contributions of individuals who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on the lives of others. This year, the spotlight shines brightly on Dr. Michael Mitchelmore and Ms. Taia Sansom, two remarkable individuals whose unwavering dedication has significantly enriched the Central Coast community.

Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, had the honour of nominating and presenting the NSW Government Community Service Award to Dr. Michael Mitchelmore and Ms. Taia Sansom. Their tireless efforts and relentless commitment have left an indelible mark on the Terrigal Electorate, embodying the spirit of selflessness and community service.

Dr. Michael Mitchelmore’s visionary leadership and perseverance were instrumental in the establishment of the Copacabana Men’s Shed, a project that has become a cornerstone of community support since its inception in 2018. His ability to rally support and secure grants reflects his passion for empowering others and fostering a sense of belonging within the community.

Similarly, Ms. Taia Sansom’s advocacy and volunteer work as President of the 3 Villages Community Group have been nothing short of inspiring. Her dedication to enhancing the lives of residents in Yattalunga, Davistown, and Saratoga epitomises the essence of community service. Whether advocating for playground upgrades or securing funding for essential amenities, Taia’s unwavering commitment has been a driving force for positive change.

Mr. Crouch commended both Dr. Mitchelmore and Ms. Sansom for their exemplary service, emphasising the profound impact of their selflessness and dedication. He highlighted that while community service may often go unrecognised, it is individuals like Mike and Taia who embody the true spirit of altruism and make our communities vibrant and resilient.

As we celebrate the achievements of Dr. Michael Mitchelmore and Ms. Taia Sansom, let us also reflect on the power of community and the importance of coming together to create a brighter future for all. Their contributions serve as a reminder that ordinary individuals can achieve extraordinary things when driven by a shared commitment to serve others. Congratulations to Dr. Mitchelmore and Ms. Sansom on receiving the Community Service Award, and may their dedication continue to inspire us all to make a difference in the lives of those around us.

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Celebrating Community Service Heroes