This year's Premier's Award for Victorian Senior of the Year has gone to a dedicated volunteer Moira Waye, 82 from Pyalong.
Moira has dedicated her time and energy to the Pyalong Neighbourhood House for 15 years, tirelessly supporting a range of programs, events and fundraising activities.
As President of the Pyalong Neighbourhood House Committee, alongside her husband David who is Secretary, Moira has supported the organisation to grow and evolve to provide vital assistance for the local community and beyond.
Moira and the committee led the creation of a local op shop in Pyalong, providing clothing and goods at affordable prices for local residents and employing three local women part-time.
Moira and the committee have organised an incredible amount of food packages and fodder for farmers affected by drought in northern Victoria and southern NSW, thanks to generous local donations. The packs include heartfelt letters of encouragement written by volunteers, and letters of reply have poured back in from grateful farming families.
Pyalong Neighbourhood House now have their sights set on establishing a local foodbank. Now in her 80s, Moira continues to volunteer up to five days a week, sharing her kindness and enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of others.
Reviewed 26 October 2022