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Angels named Community Group of the Year

Australia Day Awards Community Group
Sue and Jasmine Tasker with Tunja Cottier from Angels Community Group preparing school backpacks.

Angels Community Group has been announced as Community Group of the Year in the Bundaberg Regional Council 2020 Australia Day Awards.

Angels Community Group is a not-for-profit community-based organisation that was formed in April 2015 when founding members Kerri Savidge and Sue Tasker realised the power that comes from giving people a purpose in life.

It's a grassroots support organisation meeting the needs of those in our community who are most vulnerable.

This has been accomplished by creating a supportive environment where people experiencing a sense of loss are able to achieve or regain the confidence and skills necessary to lead meaningful social and economic lives.

Angels facilitate this through personal growth, a sense of worth, friendship and social networks, career development, productive employment and long-term financial stability.

Angels Community group of the year
Sue Tasker from Angels Community Group with her Australia Day Award for community group of the year, presented by Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey.

You help yourself by helping others

Community Group of the Year
Lynet Paterson and Sue Tasker from Angels Community Group in their cafe which the whole community is invited to use.

Angels Community Group is a passionate organisation dedicated to giving back to the community and lives by the motto that “you help yourself by helping others”.

Without these Angels working throughout the Bundaberg Region, the homeless, youth and the financially vulnerable of this region would undoubtedly experience greater suffering.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said their good work can be felt throughout the community.

“They’ve raised the bar in the standard of building such a great community right across the Bundaberg region,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Angels Community Group are a great testimony to the types of people we have in our community.”

Award means a lot to Angels

Founder Sue Tasker said the award meant a lot to the group.

“It is validation for us,” she said.

“As a community organisation you hope and believe you are meeting the needs of the community and to have even been nominated by someone in the community is confirmation that we are doing something right.”

Sue had some encouraging words for anyone looking at volunteering.

“Volunteer for an organisation you believe in and have a passion for their work,” she said.

“Volunteers are invaluable to an organisation but it’s important to work somewhere that you are receiving just as much back.

“Job satisfaction is just as important to a volunteer as paid employees.”

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