Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George is encouraging people to recognise the unsung heroes in the community, with nominations now open for the 2012 NSW Carers Awards.

“The hard work of carers often goes unnoticed, but this is one way for the community to recognise the incredible sacrifices they make,” Mr George said.

“Carers put their lives on hold to support some of the most vulnerable people in the community, and it’s important we recognise their vital role in enhancing the health and wellbeing of others.”

The categories for the Awards include:

Nominations can be made online at until Friday 15 July 2012.

Carers Awards will be presented at local government ceremonies during NSW Carers Week (Sunday 14 October to Saturday 20 October), while a special event will be held on Monday, 15 October at NSW Parliament for the major recipients.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577