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Do Good Awards 2018 Finalists

Do Good Finalists 2018

As a social enterprise, it’s important to support people and groups who address social, environmental and community needs. It’s also important to celebrate the achievements of those extraordinary people who do good in our community. Now in its second year, the Do Good Awards provide a chance to reward those who make a difference.

The event collects nominees from Alliance partners all over Australia to recognize their work for our communities. This year features some amazing people going beyond to help others.

A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winner within each category.

Winners will be announced on Monday 4th of February 2019.


Do Good Outstanding Achievement Award

Tendayi Ganga for her extraordinary work championing social justice for women

Young Emily Patterson who single-handedly raised $46K for drought-affected farmers by holding a charity ball for 500 people

Chris Riley, role model, fund raiser and volunteer with SES Brimabank Unit, Scouts and the Cancer Council

Mark Freund for his selfless contribution to his community, and tireless work and determination to save the local rugby club.

Dr Tempe Adams who runs a human-wildlife conflict mitigation program in Botswana called Elephants without Borders

Do Good Community Award

Steve Neville for The Portable Bed Project that provides bedding solutions for homeless people – AWA Nominee

Rebecca Picone for the Peace of Mind Foundation, a service that supports brain cancer patients and their families – AWA Nominee

Isobella McGrath and BLOOD Hound Australia, which makes canine blood accessible to sick and injured dogs

Alanna Davis for the ACT Health PARTY Program that educates students about drugs and road trauma

Steven Granger, volunteer, fundraiser and community advocate.

Rodney South founder of the Highlands and Tablelands Truck Convoy that raises thousands every year for the local children’s hospital.

Do Good Business Award

Nip Wijewickrema’s GG’s Flowers provides people with disability employment, skills and financial independence

Harold Dimpel’s Rocket Remit enables low cost money transfer to families in developing countries

Do Good Team Award

The volunteers that drive the Waroona Senior Citizens Welfare Community Car, a service that takes locals to their medical appointments – AWA Nominee

Diversity ACT Community Services, an unfunded volunteer driven service that works to support a strong and inclusive LGBTIQ community

Friends of Wingecarribee Animal Shelter Committee for raising community awareness, providing support and finding new homes for animals in distress.

Volunteers at Highland FM 107.1 Community Radio for their commitment and dedication to keeping the local spirit of the community alive through music, local news and local promotion.

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