Awards recognise social contributions

Deserving winners: (From left) Yvonne Antaw, Jenny Bell, Jan Nilsen and David Antaw get ready to make meal deliveries.
Deserving winners: (From left) Yvonne Antaw, Jenny Bell, Jan Nilsen and David Antaw get ready to make meal deliveries.

All the hard work has paid off with CGMOW achieving a number of awards over the years but this only drives the dedicated team to continue providing first class services.

In February this year, the organisation took home the Geronimo Farm Equipment Excellence in Social Enterprise award at the Cowra Business Awards.

Acceptance: Denise Makin at the Cowra Business Awards.

Acceptance: Denise Makin at the Cowra Business Awards.

CGMOW then represented the region at the Western Regional Business Awards in May where it was named winner for the category, which recognises an organisation that trades to tackle social problems, be it social, environmental, cultural or economic.

"Now we are off to the state awards in Sydney later this year," said service manager Denise Makin. "This is an opportunity to show that we have so much more to offer than meals."

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Denise said that the service couldn't have evolved without the many volunteers who she describes as a "diverse group of people with an an amazing community spirit".

Proud: CGMOW board chairperson Jan Nilsen, secretary Lesley Cumming, service manager Denise Makin and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

Proud: CGMOW board chairperson Jan Nilsen, secretary Lesley Cumming, service manager Denise Makin and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

"We are blessed to have many caring people and also community groups, schools, businesses and our council involved in our corporate volunteering program."

CGMOW also aims to strengthen ties with other community groups and service providers forming partnerships to improve outcomes for clients, including local doctors and other health professionals who support client well being.