Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House Wins Tasprint Community Group of the Year Award 2022

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House has won the prestigious Tasprint Community Group of the Year Award at the 2022 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards and was presented by Lydia Andrews, General Manager, Tasprint.

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House won the Award from a strong field of community achievers.

The winners were announced on Friday 28th October 2022 during the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner with Tom Johnson, News Presenter & Journalist, 7Tasmania as the MC for the evening. With the Hon. Jeremy Rockliff, Premier of Tasmania in attendance as the Patron of the awards.

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House of Fingal was established in 1987. In December 2021, they opened a grocery store after the only grocery store in Fingal closed its doors. The store has since grown to have over 600 visits a week. It employs a coordinator and is linked to an employment program. Items close to spoiling are used to create meals and food hampers for vulnerable community members.

The category winners are:

• Women's Health Tasmania- EPA Sustainability Award

• Tasmanian Junior Beekeepers- Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award

• Womensport & Recreation Tasmania Inc- Get Moving Tasmania Physical Activity Award

• Aaron Kropf- Heather & Christopher Chong Outstanding Achiever Award

• Corey Lee Barnes- MAIB Disability Achievement Award

• Blueline Laundry– APM Sustainable Disability Employment Award

• Hill Farm Preserves- Awards Australia Small Business Award

• Live Well Tasmania- Healthy Tasmania Health and Wellbeing Award

• Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House- Tasprint Community Group of the Year Award

Winners each received either $1,000 from Bentleys Advisors, Accountants, Auditors or a Southern Cross Austereo Airtime package, plus a trophy.

Just Cats Inc. was also announced as the People’s Choice Award Winner and received an accommodation package from The Hotel Grand Chancellor.

The team at Tasprint would like to congratulate all winners!

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