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2018 Do Good Award Winners

4 February 2019 |Community
Steven Neville winner 2018 Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award with  Graeme Scannell, CEO AWA Alliance Bank.

2018 Do Good Award Winners

4 February 2019 |Community

Our winners were selected from a field of extraordinary achievers, all working to make the lives of those within our communities better.

And the winners in the 2018 Do Good Awards are:


Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award:

Mark Freund


Do Good Community Award:

Steven Neville and the Portable Beds Project


Do Good Business Award:

Nip Wijewickrema’s GG’s Flowers and Hampers


Do Good Team Award:

NSW Southern Highlands FM 107.1 Community Radio


Mark Freund.
Mark Freund

For Mark Freund life is about fostering community by ensuring sport is part of the fabric that brings community together. He brought his Rugby Club in the Southern Highlands back from the brink and transformed it into a local powerhouse. Through his tireless efforts the Club has received grant funding for new facilities including a 200-seat function centre, a vibrant junior fixture, Premiership success at both 1st and 2nd grade levels, 100’s of kids playing the sport and the club is now a social hub attracting more than 500 locals at home games.

Steven Neville winner 2018 Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award with  Graeme Scannell, CEO AWA Alliance Bank.
Steven Neville and Graeme Scannell

Steven Neville started the Portable Beds Project, a not-for-profit that provides portable beds, warm clothing, companionship and compassion to his community’s homeless. Once in the same position himself, Steve has dedicated his life to helping those that have slipped through the cracks.

Nip Wijewickrema receives Do Good Award

Twenty-five year old Nip Wijewickrema, with the support of her family, began GG’s Flowers and Hampers to provide employment for people with special needs. Now with a team of 26 plus support staff, Nip is providing safe, meaningful work and award wages to people who would not ordinarily have the opportunity for employment.

Operating since 1987, FM 107.1 Highlands Community Radio, the only station of its kind in the region, is run 24/7 by a team of volunteers. Funded through donations, grants, sponsorship and membership the station provides a platform for local community organisations, entertainment, BBC World News, education programs and more, ensuring the local community is connected and has a voice.

Read all our finalists stories here:

Do Good Outstanding Achievement Finalists

Do Good Community Finalists

Do Good Business and Team Finalists

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