Inspirational citizens were recognised and celebrated last week at Whyalla’s annual community awards ceremony. As part of the celebrations, longstanding Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers Association of SA (NHW VASA) Board of Management member, Ben Williams was awarded with a Community Service Award.
Ben has been a long-time volunteer for Neighbourhood Watch SA, holding various key positions. Currently, as well as his Board of Management role as Vice President, he is also Chairperson of the Whyalla Combined Areas NHW - E & W LSA and Area Coordinator for Whyalla Stuart NHW Area 277.
This award provides recognition for Ben’s outstanding overall achievements in the Whyalla community.
Phil Tavender, President of NHW VASA commented on Ben’s well deserved award: “Ben is incredibly deserving of this award. He does so much for Neighbourhood Watch SA and the Whyalla groups and we are thrilled to see all his hard work and efforts celebrated.
“A huge thank you to Ben and all our volunteers, as they say, volunteers aren’t paid – not because they are worthless but because they are priceless.”
Ben is also a great supporter of the Whyalla Pink Spirits Breast Cancer Support Group and he makes himself available to the community as a Justice of the Peace.