Janet recognised for her years of volunteering

HONOURED: Councillor Mark Kellam presents Janet Clayton, who has made quilts and beanies for good causes over the years and helps with catering at the Uniting Church, with her Volunteer of the Year award on Australia Day.
HONOURED: Councillor Mark Kellam presents Janet Clayton, who has made quilts and beanies for good causes over the years and helps with catering at the Uniting Church, with her Volunteer of the Year award on Australia Day.

QUIET achiever Janet Clayton was named Volunteer of the Year at the Oberon Australia Day celebrations.

Ms Clayton regularly assists with catering at the Uniting Church, has assisted with Accessible Living Options for over 12 years and is a long-term volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

She has hand-made over 300 quilts for the Royal Women’s Hospital Neonatal Unit and provides quilts for foster children and children in care for Family and Community Services. She has also made over 300 beanies for Beanies for Bangladesh.

Ms Clayton also provides transport for people attending the local church who are unable to drive.

Councillor Mark Kellam said volunteers add enormously to the social fabric of the Oberon community and the town has an extremely strong volunteering base.

He said the award recognises volunteers’ contribution to the community.

Other nominees were Oberon Community and Farmers’ Markets, Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway, Oberon U3A, Oberon Rotary Club and Oberon Community Transport.