Living Choice Twin Waters resident Ian Lawson was speechless to find out he had been nominated by Ray Nelson for the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards in the category of Senior Citizen.
Over the years Ian has been an active committee member, village ambassador, voluntary bus driver and a Justice of the Peace for more than 30 years. It was mentioned how Ian freely gives a helping hand wherever needed.
Ian said, “It was a very humbling and extremely rewarding experience with over 300 people in attendance on Australia Day and a great honour to think that some residents in the village considered me to be even a candidate.”
With a desire to help others, it’s no wonder that Ian, who is a decorated Army Serviceman, received a citation for gallantry in 1968.
Upon retirement, Ian and his wife, Maree chose Living Choice Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast. With true community spirit Ian joined enthusiastically into village life and he has volunteered many hours of his time over the years.
Ian also raises much-needed funds and donations for The Shack Community Centre in Nambour, which provides physical, spiritual and emotional support for the homeless, victims of domestic violence and those with addiction problems.
Thank you, Ian for all you have given over the many years and congratulations on your nomination, which is very well-deserved.