As The Hills Shire Council Summer Series draws to a close, it is great to look back and highlight the success of this series for residents of The Hills. I was fortunate enough to go to as many events as possible, which included the Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema at Castle Hill Showground, Convict Footprints, The Red Hot Summer Tour and the inaugural New Year’s Eve Celebration and fireworks at Bella Vista Farm.
The highlight for me was the Australia Day Celebrations on 26 January, which is the day we as a Nation unite as one, starting with welcoming new Citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony and various community functions throughout The Hills culminating with the major event and fireworks at Bella Vista Farm. I take pride alongside my fellow Councillors joining the community and ensuring that we continue to celebrate on the 26 January – Australia Day.
As we now move into the Autumn season, we acknowledge the generosity and support from our residents and volunteers in two major fundraising events that I am associated with.
The Hills is blessed with an army of Volunteers and there is always room for more people to join helping at these special events. The first one is the major fundraising event The Hills Relay for Life at Castle Hill Showground on 19-20 May 2018.
If you have never come to this event I would encourage you to mark this date in your diary and come and meet and join your fellow residents who celebrate the survivors, remember those who we have lost and unite the community in one cause – “A Cancer Free Future”.
Finally, as Chairman of the Hills Red Shield Appeal which is on 26-27 May 2018, I would encourage you to donate if you see a collector knock at your door or at your local shopping Centre. The Salvos do so much for our community and I have great pleasure helping them and encourage as many of you to join us by volunteering for this important Annual Red Shield Appeal.