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WA volunteers honoured

Last updated: 9/12/2016 5:58 PM
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‚ÄčTen Western Australians with a combined total of more than 500 years of voluntary service have been honoured at an event for International Volunteer Day at Government House.

The group were among 19 volunteers to receive a WA Volunteer Service Award in 2016 for providing 50 or more years of service to one organisation.

This year, the awards were included in the 2016 International Volunteer Day Garden Party event hosted by Volunteering WA, to celebrate the achievements of volunteers and the difference they make to local communities.

Among the recipients attending the ceremony was Ron Hancock who has volunteered with aged care provider Bethanie for more than 50 years.

Mr Hancock entertains residents by playing the piano, brightening the lives of hundreds of seniors.

The WA Volunteer Service Awards recognise volunteers who have provided 25 or more and 50 or more years of service to one organisation. Nominations are open throughout the year.