Lorraine Gilmore from Byron Bay was named the Ballina electorate Woman of the Year at a ceremony at NSW Parliament House yesterday.
Ballina MP Don Page congratulated Mrs Gilmore on her award, describing her as a tireless fundraiser and volunteer in the Byron Bay community.
‘Lorraine Gilmore has made an outstanding contribution to her community over some thirty years and I was proud to see her recognised for her achievements,’ Mr Page said.
‘For many years she has been involved in the Byron Hospital Auxiliary, raising money for much-needed equipment,’ he said.
‘Lorraine is also on the Cancer Council committee and the Orthodox Aged Care fundraising committee, and was involved in the initial fundraising to build Feros Retirement Village as well as the Friends of Feros group.
‘She was involved with the Red Cross for 20 years and was one of the original Byron Bay Quota Club members.
‘She has been a regular face in canteens around the town, and has been heavily involved in Meals on Wheels, organising debutante balls, town and school centenary celebrations, as well as being a member of the Byron Bay High School steering committee and the uniform committee.
‘Lorraine Gilmore is a champion for the Byron Bay community,’ Mr Page said.
‘Lorraine is known as a quiet achiever, offering friendship and loyalty to all who know her,’ he said.
‘I am proud to see Lorraine Gilmore named the Ballina electorate Woman of the Year – it is an honour and accolade that is well-deserved,’ Mr Page said.