A Bunbury man has been recognised for his tireless fundraising efforts in support of youth and his community by being selected as a finalist for the 2012 WA Seniors Awards, which are now in their 27th year.
Vic Puzey was announced as a finalist for the Intergenerational Award for his dedication to volunteering, including his role as fundraising chairman for the Bunbury Regional YouthCARE Council, which supports chaplains in schools from Australind to Capel.
‘‘It’s very nice to be a finalist, it’s very kind of someone to think I’m worth being nominated,’’ Mr Puzey said.
‘ ‘We have a variety of fundraising events for YouthCARE — I send outletters to businesses asking for support, we have sausage sizzles and a street appeal is coming up on Thursday and we will have collectors at seven sites.’’
Mr Puzey said the feedback he received from people on the street, students and parents about the value of chaplains stuck with him.
He has also been a church youth group leader, a long-term member of the Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault and has been involved with programs including Outback Links and Give a Damn, Give a Can.
Seniors and Volunteering minister Robyn McSweeney hosted a lunch for the finalists earlier this month and said the high number of nominations received for the awards was a credit to the seniors of WA.
Award winners will be announced on November 11 during the Bendigo Bank Seniors Week Festival.