LOCAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR NAMED
Lithgow local Christine Nott has been named Bathurst Electorate’s 2022 NSW Local Woman of the Year. Christine Nott is the long-time co-ordinator of the Gorrie Ban social group which meets at the Fatima Hall in Lithgow. Christine is also heavily involved in the local soccer community and spent much of her career as a nurse.
The Local Women of the Year Award program recognises one woman from every electorate in NSW. Selected by their local Member of Parliament, these women are outstanding members of their local communities.
Christine Nott is a driving force behind Gorrie Ban which really does lift the spirts of the local community as it allows people to gather for interaction, fun and camaraderie as many are separated from family, living alone or have a disability of some kind.
Gorrie Ban is a volunteer-run organisation which has served the people of Lithgow for more than 23 years, providing weekly social events and outings for elderly residents in the area. While having to scale back activities due to Covid-19, Fatima Hall houses, feeds and entertains aged care people every week with Gorrie Ban playing an integral role in the lives of these people.
Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said Christine Nott is a worthy recipient of the Bathurst Electorate woman of the year for 2022.
“It’s very easy these days to get caught up in life and forget the importance of getting together with friends and having a face-to-face chat and a laugh, as its those interactions that brings communities together and turn friendships into families, which is what Christine strives for Gorrie Ban to achieve,” he said.
“Thank you Christine and to everyone involved in this wonderful organisation for all you do for the Lithgow community.”