The Nationals Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty speaking in Parliament this week said he had attended a number of functions across the Lowan electorate.
“I was privileged to take part in the Mother’s Day Classic in Horsham. This event helps raise money for breast cancer research, remember those who have lost their battle and celebrate those who have survived. This event was well attended, as were many such events across Victoria, and I commend the organisers and the participants for their support for this very worthy cause,” Mr Delahunty said.
“I was pleased to attend a forum in Casterton to celebrate National Volunteer Week and the work our volunteers do in the community.”
Mr Delahunty said this year’s theme was ‘Volunteers — every one counts’.
“Volunteers are the backbone of any community, especially country communities, and they provide much needed assistance to not only organisations but also to individuals.
“I believe in the philosophy that in giving we receive, so on behalf of the people of the Lowan electorate, I say a big thank you to all the volunteers for their wonderful contributions to our communities, particularly the 580 000 volunteers who work in the sport and recreation sector,” Mr Delahunty said.
Mr Delahunty said he also attended a Hindmarsh shire reception to welcome the Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Alex Chernov, and Mrs Chernov. They visited Luv-a-Duck and the Nine Creeks walking and bicycle track. They also visited the Wimmera-Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit, Lake Hindmarsh, the Rainbow primary and secondary schools, and the new health and fitness centre at Dimboola Memorial Secondary College.
“There is a lot happening in the Lowan electorate, and I take this opportunity to congratulate our volunteers and our unsung heroes, those who work behind the scenes, who work tirelessly for the betterment of our communities,” Mr Delahunty said.