The Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards have been around since 2002. The Awards encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural Western Australia.
GP down south Chair, David Barton, has been nominated for and is a finalist, for the RAC Volunteering Award for outstanding contribution and positive impact to the lives of others and their community.
David was a catalyst in bringing The Man Walk, a regular Monday morning walk welcoming men of all ages to encourage regular activity, promote discussion and foster social connections. David also coordinated the installation of the Strong Roots Blue Tree project, which is part of a nationwide initiative to destigmatise mental health and improve suicide awareness. He helped raise more than $10,000 for the Blue Tree Initiative’s affiliated non-profit groups.
This award acknowledges volunteers who show exceptional leadership and support to others and who have demonstrated innovative ways to achieve excellent outcomes for their communities.
A panel of judges will choose the winner, but you can vote for the People's Choice Award by selecting your favourite finalist by clicking here. And you can vote once a day.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.