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Members of the Braunstone Ladies Fundraising Group were humbled to receive the 2022 Clarence Valley Community Achievement Award last week. Image: Contributed

2022 Clarence Valley Community Achievement Award (Group): Braunstone Ladies Fundraising Group

Together, they have been fundraising tirelessly for many years to support local charities, businesses and organisations.

They don’t do it for the accolades, for these wonderful ladies, it’s about giving something back to their local community.

When the Braunstone Ladies Fundraising Group was announced as the recipient of the 2022 Community Achievement Award (Group) on Australia Day, they were excited, surprised and shocked.

Speaking on behalf of the group, member Sharon Lentfer said the ladies were extremely humbled to be nominated for the award.

“We don’t do what we do to get recognition, we do it because we want to help people,” she said.

“It’s most humbling that people in the community have gone to the effort of nominating us, and we do appreciate the support we get.”

Most recently, the group was involved in the donation of three defibrillators to the Braunstone Hall, Hotel Motel 5 Mile and the South Grafton Bowling, Sports and Recreation Club.

Previously, the ladies have also raised $30000 for the Cancer Councils Biggest Morning Tea and $17000 for Relay for Life.

They have also raised and donated $6000 to the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and plan to continue their fundraising events throughout 2022.

“We get together and fundraise to do what we can to help our community, and that’s the most rewarding part,” Ms Lentfer said proudly.

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