NSW State Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, presented Felicity Cahill with a NSW Government Community Service Award last week, acknowledging her tireless volunteer service in her local community of Drake.
Ms Saffin’s nomination:
“Felicity Cahill is a long-time resident of Drake and is often referred to as the ‘secretary of everything’. Among the many hats she wears to contribute to her community, Felicity is involved in the Drake Rural Fire Service, the Drake Village Resource Centre, the Drake Progress Association and the West of the Range Landcare group. She is also a community advocate with the Knitting Nannas.
“As last year’s Long Gully Road bushfire heavily impacted Drake and surrounds, Felicity was central to supporting the community through the Drake RFS and the DVRC. This was an outstanding contribution to the Drake community in its time of need and beyond. She helped collect donations of essentials, fought fires, got the power turned back on, saved local wildlife and connected people in Drake with services they needed to recover from what was a catastrophic bushfire.
“The Community Service Award from the NSW Government is a great opportunity to recognise Felicity for her endless efforts to support Drake, not only during the bushfire but all year round. I am honoured to recommend her for this award.”
Nannas are as proud as punch of you Felicity!