22nd March 2022
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to congratulate Kerrin Rumore who has been named Lake Macquarie's 2022 Local Woman of the Year. I have known Kerrin for many years and she is a truly wonderful person. For the past 35 years she has tirelessly volunteered in the local community. Her selfless efforts have made a real difference to many lives. Kerrin was instrumental in raising funds and supplies for struggling farmers through the Bay a Bale and Rural Aid programs in 2018. She set up a drop-in centre at Morisset Showground where people could donate money and goods, and also organised a Bake Sale which raised $30,000 for feed and water, and another $30,000 in cash. During the 2019 New Year's Eve fires Kerrin offered her home as shelter for people in need, and in that same year donated the services of her business, Iona Pony Hire, to help a young boy suffering Jordan's Syndrome. Kerrin also volunteers at charity stores and is the driving force behind the Morisset-Lake Macquarie Agricultural Show where she is a lifetime Show Committee member. Kerrin is a true asset to our community and I congratulate her on attaining this honour.
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