The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett, congratulated Hills resident Chris Cleary from StreetMed Incorporated, who won a Zest Award for Outstanding Community Leader – Voluntary Capacity. Her Zest nomination was supported by Council staff.
“In 2014, Chris Cleary founded StreetMed, a registered Not-For-Profit organisation, and now through a group of dedicated volunteers using their own cars, StreetMed provides street level first aid, mental health services and advocacy for homeless people and other people at risk in Western Sydney,” the Mayor said.
“Chris has worked with many homeless people in the Hawkesbury over the last three years and she was a key presenter at Council’s’ Homelessness Policy 2016 training with Council staff in October 2016.
“Chris has worked tirelessly in the community sector for the last 22 years, including her voluntary role with State Emergency Services in which Chris has held an active role in the Critical Incident Counselling Services Team for the last 14 years,” the Mayor continued.
“Chris also volunteers with Sister to Sister, which mentors teenage girls at risk, and volunteers with Camp Magic, providing support for children who have lost parents or siblings.”
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