Posted March 27th, 2024

Myall Lakes seniors have been recognised for their valuable community contributions, with Narelle Collins being honoured with a Local Achievement Award as part of the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival.

Tanya Thompson, Member for Myall Lakes presented Mrs Collins with her well-deserved award at the 2024 Myall Lakes Senior’s Concert held in Taree this week.

“I congratulate Mrs Collins who has significantly enhanced the lives of seniors and individuals facing health challenges in the Manning region.

“Mrs Collin’s story is one of resilience, compassion, and dedication to her community,” Mrs Thompson said.

Despite facing medical challenges, Mrs Collins has served the Manning Valley Seniors Citizens Association since 2011, now currently the President.

“Narelle has led the association through tough times, increasing membership and providing important social connections, particularly crucial during the pandemic,” Mrs Thompson said.

Beyond her commitment to seniors, Mrs Collins has been a dedicated member and President of the Taree LungNet Group for an impressive 14 years, supporting those with lung issues and donating to healthcare facilities.

Additionally, Mrs Collins also serves on the Manning Local Health Committee at Manning Base Hospital, furthering her commitment to community health.

“Thank you for your contributions, Narelle and congratulations on this well-deserved recognition. Your impact on the Manning community is immeasurable.”

The Local Achievement Awards were among an array of events taking place across the state as part of the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival, which enables older people to engage with each other, their community, and services.


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