The Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards has recognised the outstanding leadership of Suzanne Crellin of Banyule Community Health – 3081 Angels, at the award ceremony at Government House, last Sunday.

Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines congratulated Suzanne for her excellent leadership and achievement with 3081 Angels.

The group supports vulnerable children and families with essential baby goods and access to developmental literacy programs. The group has supported more than 900 families in five years.

Suzanne joined volunteers across the state who were formally recognised at the ceremony, spanning support for a range of different communities and causes as well as a range of services and activities.

The Volunteer Champions Awards celebrate the extraordinary contributions of all Victorian volunteers, in areas such as health, sport, education, culture, community, environment, science and animal welfare.

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $145,000 in 2018-19 to investigate ways to strengthen and diversify the volunteering sector, to build on the remarkable contribution volunteers make across our community.

There are more than 1.5 million volunteers across Victoria, contributing $23 billion to the state’s economy. For more information on the winners, visit volunteer.vic.gov.au/awards

Quote attributable to Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines

“Suzanne is a dedicated leader of the thriving local community project, 3081 Angels, which is located in Heidelberg Heights. I am proud of her incredible commitment to strengthening our community.”

“The 3081 Angels are a wonderful volunteer group and their work is highly valued in the community.”