The 2017 Friends of the Alliance Unsung Hero Award
The Friends of the Alliance Unsung Hero is an award presented to a special person at each biennal National Rural Health Conference. Nominations open a few months prior to the event and the award is presented at the Conference dinner. You must be a financial member of Friends of the Alliance to nominate an Unsung Hero in your community. The unsung hero does NOT need to be a Friends member.
Who is an Unsung Hero?
An Unsung Hero is an under recognised, exceptional person / people who make significant contributions to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous, remote, or small rural communities.
Remote and rural areas are much richer for the contribution of these quiet achievers, who often are not recognised for their hard work and receive little reward.
An Unsung Hero could be a volunteer or paid worker who goes above and beyond what is normally expected in their workplace or community.
Friends of the Alliance are proud to support the Unsung Hero Award as a way to recognise the work of these special individuals who contribute so much to so many.