Christmas: A Time for Hope and Love

2021 continued to be impacted by COVID-19, locally, the Mitchell community has excelled during these difficult times over the past year. Thank you to the Hills community for the perseverance, sacrifice and good spirit you have shown to get through this period.

Christmas is a time when we come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. A wonderful opportunity for families, friends and neighbours to come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and Australia’s Christian heritage.

Christmas is a time to be grateful for the blessings of peace and prosperity we enjoy as a nation.

Finally, on behalf of my family, Amelia, Jack, Lachlan, Thomas, Jonathan and I would like to wish you and your family a happy and holy Christmas, and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Volunteers are an integral part of our society, especially during difficult times.

Thousands of volunteers in Mitchell contribute their skills, services, and time to make life better for those around them. I am pleased to announce $136,178 funding has been approved across 34 local volunteer organisations in Mitchell under the 2021 Volunteer Grants.

These volunteer organisations, including Hills Community Aid, Scout groups, Lions Club of Crestwood, Riding for the Disabled -Tall Timbers, The Sanctuary – the Hills Women’s Shelter, St John Ambulance – North Rocks Cadets, and a variety of Sports Clubs, have had a major impact on the ground for the community – both socially and economically.

Our volunteers are the backbone of community life and I thank them for their service and the essential role they have played in keeping our communities safe, resilient, and thriving.

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