Community Leadership Award Winner sponsored by Think Money
A disability advocate and passionate community leader, Carmel has been creating opportunities for people with a disability on the Sunshine Coast for almost 30 years as Managing Director of STEPS Group Australia, a not for profit organisation which seeks to give all individuals equal access to the support and services that allow us to lead fulfilling, happy lives.
Community Volunteer Award Winner sponsored by White’s IGA
Chair of the Restart In a Safe Environment (RISE) project of the Zonta Club of Caloundra which seeks to provide women and children access to safe housing and support. A volunteer for Zonta for over 26 years in roles such as Club Secretary and Club President, Marilyn has also been involved in a range of proactive strategies to raise awareness of and combat violence in the community.
Young Leader Award Winner sponsored by Suncoast Christian College
A 16-year-old business owner, author and social entrepreneur who has raised significant funds for humanitarian work in Bali and locally for Sippy Creek Animal Refuge Centre. Samara is raising $20,000 to build a library in Bali.
Carer Award sponsored by Sundale
While caring for a son born with Spina Bifida and having two other children with complex needs, Sharon has passionately served as a team manager for wheelchair basketball and various other charities and sporting groups. She has been the driving force behind the Spinners Tournament for the last 11 years.]]>