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And the Do Good Award Finalists for 2018 are...

19 November 2018 |Community

And the Do Good Award Finalists for 2018 are...

19 November 2018 |Community

The Awards provide the opportunity to celebrate the stories and wonderful contributions people in our communities make everyday to address social, environmental or community needs.

We will be bringing you the stories of our finalists in the coming weeks but for now they are:

Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award

Tendayi Ganga for her extraordinary work championing social justice for women 
Young Emily Patterson who single-handedly raised $46K for drought-affected farmers by holding a charity ball for 500 people 
Chris Riley, role model, fund raiser and volunteer with SES Brimabank Unit, Scouts and the Cancer Council
Mark Freund for his selfless contribution to his community, and tireless work and determination to save the local rugby club 
Dr Tempe Adams who runs a human-wildlife conflict mitigation program in Botswana called Elephants without Borders

Do Good Community Award

Steve Neville for The Portable Bed Project that provides bedding solutions for homeless people
Rebecca Picone for the Peace of Mind Foundation, a service that supports brain cancer patients and their families
Isobella McGrath and BLOOD Hound Australia, which makes canine blood accessible to sick and injured dogs
Alanna Davis for the ACT Health PARTY Program that educates students about drugs and road trauma 
Steven Granger, volunteer, fundraiser and community advocate
Rodney South founder of the Highlands and Tablelands Truck Convoy that raises thousands every year for the local children’s hospital

Do Good Business Award

Nip Wijewickrema’s GG’s Flowers provides people with disability employment, skills and financial independence
Harold Dimpel’s Rocket Remit enables low cost money transfer to families in developing countries

Do Good Team Award

The volunteers that drive the Waroona Senior Citizens Welfare Community Car, a service that takes locals to their medical appointments
Diversity ACT Community Services, an unfunded volunteer driven service that works to support a strong and inclusive LGBTIQ community 
Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter Committee for raising community awareness, providing support and finding new homes for animals in distress.
Volunteers at Highland FM 107.1 Community Radio for their commitment and dedication to keeping the local spirit of the community alive through music, local news and local promotion.

‘The purpose of the Awards is to recognise the people in our communities that work so hard to help others,’ says Carolyn Adams, Head of Alliance Bank®. ‘As social enterprises Alliance Banks are invested in our communities and we are delighted to be able to celebrate the achievements of others who are passionate about doing what they can to support social need.’ 

One prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winner within each category. Winners will be announced on Monday 4th of February 2019.


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