Nominations are now open to find Bonner’s Local Legends – the people in our community who have gone above and beyond during COVID-19 to help others.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the global coronavirus pandemic had brought out the best in people and he wanted to hear from the community with stories of selfless acts of kindness.
“We want to recognise our local legends,” Mr Vasta said.
“We’ve heard incredible stories of teachers going above and beyond during distance learning, frontline workers putting others first and businesses donating meals to those who had fallen on tough times.
“We’ve seen community kindness such as notes to the neighbours to see if they need help with groceries or instigating the teddy bear hunt to keep kids occupied.
“Even at our local shops we’ve seen assistants provide as much support as possible, whilst also dealing with stressful restrictions and challenging customers.
“I know there’s many more and that’s why I need your help to find them.”
Mr Vasta called on the Bonner community to come forward and share stories of someone’s selfless actions.
“Maybe you have been at the receiving end of a kind act and this could be a way to repay their good deed,” Mr Vasta said.
“If you know someone who has stepped up during COVID to help their family, friends, neighbours or even total strangers, head to my website and nominate them for the Bonner Local Legend.
“Teachers, doctors, nurses, retail staff, local charities and volunteers, this is a chance to say thank you and give them a big shout out.”
Nominations open September 16 and close Friday, October 16.
Visit www.rossvasta.com.au to nominate a Bonner Local Legend.