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Lower Clarence residents, Bill McCurtayne and Teresa Collins who volunteer their time driving for Connect You Too community transport service were happy to help promote the Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards with Clarence Nationals MP, Richie Williamson. Image: contributed

Great time to salute seniors

Everyone knows a very special Richmond or Clarence Valley senior and now is the perfect time to put his or her name up for a special award with nominations for the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievements Awards now open, Clarence Nationals MP, Richie Williamson has announced.

The 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievements Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of seniors.

“Whether it is your local Country Women’s Association or Men’s Shed, the driving force behind these and other great volunteer organisations like community transport provider Connect You Too, they are invariably the young at heart, Mr Williamson said.

“Richmond and Clarence Valley seniors don’t just make our region the world’s best place to live, they teach us all how to be better people.

“They never seek recognition, but they all deserve it and that is why I encourage locals to put in nominations for the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards.”

To nominate your favourite senior, complete the nomination form here, or call my office to have one sent to you.  Nominations close on Friday March 1.

Mr Williamson said winners of the Local Achievement Awards would be announced at local events he will host around the time of the NSW Seniors Festival which runs from March 11-24.

For information about NSW Seniors Festival, please visit