2019 NSW Grandparent of the Year Award
We're excited to announce that nominations for the 2019 NSW Grandparent of the Year Award are open for submissions!
Recognise and celebrate your grandparent, grand friend or kin for the work they do in your community and thank them for all the support they give.
All submissions must be online via the following link: https://nswcommunities.smartygrants.com.au/GPOY2019
Submissions close Friday 20 September 2019 at 5pm.
Be sure to enter our photo competition as well! Find out more here: https://www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au/photography-competition/_nocache
2018 NSW Grandparent of the Year Award
Congratulations to our 2018 NSW Grandparent of the Year finalists, Irene Newton, Patricia Totenhofer and Warwick Bedford.
Irene is from Terrigal and she travels to Hornsby to support the school her grandson attends. She assists with classroom and learning activities and assists students with disabilities to learn how to travel on public transport. Irene's grandson has a disability and he beams every time grandma arrives at school to help.
Patricia has been a grandmother for over 43 years and is a grandmother to 24 grandchildren. She has been a volunteer scripture teacher for 30 years and her presence and contribution as a church elder is appreciated by many people every week.
Warwick Bedford is the 2018 NSW Grandparent of the Year. Warwick is involved in many aspects of his grandchildren's lives; volunteering with Ozkick, air cadets, fundraising for sports and volunteering at this grandchildren's school. In addition to all this, he cares for his wife who has a spinal injury.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination and congratulations to the award recipients.