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2019 NSW Grandparent of the Year Award

The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the wonderful grandparents, grand friends and kin carers for the work they do in our community and to thank them for all the support they give.

Submissions closed Friday 20 September 2019 at 5pm.

2018 NSW Grandparent of the Year Award

2018 NSW Grandparent of the Year finalists, Irene Newton, Patricia Totenhofer and Warwick Bedford

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.

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Last updated: 30 Sep 2019
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