Bathurst MP Paul Toole has proudly announced two local community volunteers acknowledged on the 2019 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.

Mr Toole congratulated Sarah Boorer and Alison Shurmer for their hard work and dedication to others at the Bathurst Seymour Centre.

“These women provide an enormous amount of support to our community and are true treasures,” Mr Toole said. “They have been nominated by Terisa Ashworth, who has seen first-hand how their important work has enabled those needing assistance, or local groups requiring help, to flourish.

“Sarah Boorer and Alison Shurmer thoroughly deserve this recognition and should be extremely proud of their nomination and in joining this roll of highly-regarded rural women.”

This year’s nominees join a growing list of over 1,000 volunteers who have been recognised since the first Honour Roll was launched in 2010. This important tribute captures inspirational stories, documenting and celebrating the unpaid work of women who are ensuring the viability of so many important and crucial community groups and charities. Volunteering has been shown to not only boost the local community, but also to provide opportunities for people to connect and to gain personal and practical benefits.

Hidden Treasures is an annual initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Women’s Network.