July 23 - 29, 2023: Issue 591


NSW Governor Visits our area

Photo: Northern Sydney Local Health District

Thursday, 20 July 2023

In the morning, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales, accompanied by Mr Dennis Wilson, visited Manly Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice, Australia’s first dedicated service for young people with life-limiting illness, meeting with hospice staff, patients and parents.

AYAH supports 15 to 24-year-old patients through offering respite care, symptom management, end-of-life care, and care coordination support in the transition from children’s to adult services. A wonderful service and great group of young people.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mr Wilson, as joint Patrons of Surf Life Saving New South Wales, visited Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club, and met with Surf Life Saving staff and volunteers, before presenting service and training awards and touring the newly re-built facilities. For further information, visit: surflifesaving.com.au

Surf Life Saving NSW stated;

‘’We were delighted to welcome the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC and her husband, Mr Dennis Wilson to Long Reef SLSC today for a tour of the facility which opened in February this year after a remodel. 

Her Excellency and Mr Wilson are long-standing patrons of Surf Life Saving NSW and tremendous advocates for the tireless efforts our 76,000 volunteers put in to protect our coastline every year.

Her Excellency also took the time to award the Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Trainer of the Year title to Long Reef member, Chris Pienaar and honour Jack Sutherland of North Steyne S.L.S.C with his commemorative pin for 70 years of service to Surf Life Saving.’’

In the afternoon, Her Excellency and Mr Wilson visited Jigsaw Australia, Frenchs Forest, an innovative social enterprise that trains and transitions people with disability into open employment.  

Later, the Governor and Mr Wilson visited Community Northern Beaches - Community Hub Drop-In, a community-based organisation supporting vulnerable and at-risk people and connecting them to services in the areas of domestic and family violence, homelessness, refugees and families, youth and children.

In the evening, as Official Guests, Her Excellency and Mr Wilson attended the opening match of the Women’s FIFA World Cup - Australia vs Republic of Ireland, at Stadium Australia.

Photos; Northern Sydney Local Health District, Surf Life Saving NSW