Heathcote residents have the opportunity to celebrate the grandparents and older people in their lives ahead of Grandparents Day this October, by nominating them for the 2018 NSW Grandparent of Year Local and State Awards or by getting involved in local events in the community.

This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the selfless seniors of Heathcote and show our appreciation for their hard work volunteering their time, sharing their knowledge and wisdom, as well as supporting their families.

I encourage all Heathcote residents to submit a nomination to my office for the Heathcote Grandparent of the Year Award.

Meanwhile, I encourage amateur and professional photographers in Heathcote to grab their phone or camera and pay a visit to their grandparent’s to make memories that will last a lifetime for the Grandparents Day Photograph Competition.

The competition aims to foster intergenerational relationships in NSW, as grandchildren learn from their grandparents’ experiences and advice while sharing their own lives.

Grandparents Day is an opportunity to celebrate the invaluable role grandparents and seniors play in improving communities across the State.

Grandparents dedicate their time and energy to making our communities better and they deserve to be recognised for their tireless efforts.

Along with the Awards and photography competition, the NSW Government is funding local events across the state to say thank you to grandparents everywhere.

NSW Grandparents Day will take place on Sunday 28 October 2018. Nominations for the 2018 Heathcote Grandparent of the Year Award are open until Friday 17 August and can be submitted via email Heathcote@parliament.nsw.gov.au or to Shops 1 & 2, 17 – 23 Station Street, Engadine NSW 2233.

To submit a nomination for the statewide NSW Grandparent of the Year Award, enter the Photography Competition or for more information visit www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au

Please click here to download the Local NSW Grandparent of the Year Award Nomination form