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Hidden treasures honour roll

Bourke’s Sally Torr (L) was nominated for the prestigious NSW Department of Primary Industry Rural Women’s Network Award. Belinda Colless (R) has been nominated for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll for her contribution to Brewarrina. PHOTOS TWH

Bourke’s Sally Torr and Brewarrina’s Belinda Colless have been honoured for their volunteer work with nominations in a prestigious project run by the NSW DPI Rural Women’s Network.

Sally and Belinda are nominees for the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, which celebrates the contributions of women in regional communities.

Sally is well known in Bourke for her dedication to the arts community and to our health and medical services. Her commitment to volunteering was an important part of her life well before she moved to Bourke in 2006.

“When the people from the DPI came and asked me if I would give them some background so that I could be included on the honour roll, I said surely there are other people who should be selected before me, but they told me the decision had been made and that was that,” Sally said.

“What I get out of volunteering is the satisfaction of seeing people enjoying themselves. Flicks in the Sticks is a good example.

“I also think it leads to other people volunteering and so the whole thing grows,” she said.

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