Wendy goes the extra mile- Recognition for Girgarre volunteer

February 28, 2018

Volunteers award winner Wendy Burke, guest speaker Bernie Ryan and Girgarre citizen of the year Jenny Wadelton.

GIRGARRE’S Wendy Burke was recognised for her outstanding volunteering efforts during the Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards.

She joins 60 volunteers across the state who were formally recognised at an awards ceremony at Government House for a range of different communities and causes, as well as a range of services and activities.

“She’s a steadfast volunteer who’s passionate about the Girgarre community; she’s always going above and beyond to help people in town,” Girgarre Community Cottage coordinator Kezia Talbot said.

“If we need someone up at six in the morning to drive someone to Melbourne she’ll do it, her dedication to the community is amazing.”

Member for northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes congratulated Wendy and another three recipients for representing the area and dedicating their time to volunteering in the community.

“We are proud of these volunteers for their incredible commitment to volunteering and strengthening our community,” Ms Symes said.

“Northern Victoria is a great place to volunteer and I encourage more people to consider getting involved.”

The Volunteer Champions Awards celebrate the extraordinary contributions of all Victorian volunteers, in areas such as health, sport, education, culture, community, environment, science and animal welfare.

There are more than 1.5 million volunteers across Victoria, contributing $23 billion to the state’s economy. For more information on the winners, visit

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