Charity volunteer Catherine Harvie announced as Local Woman of the Year
Published: 06 Mar 2020 2:45pm
Catherine Harvie, the Riverina Coordinator for charity Days for Girls, was named as the Local Woman of the Year at an event held in Wagga Wagga this week as part of NSW Women’s Week 2020.
Ms Harvie was nominated for her work with Days for Girls, an international charity empowering women and girls by providing quality menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generating opportunities.
“Each of us has a passion that we pursue so that we can make a difference in other people’s lives,” Ms Harvie said.
“None of us do it for accolades or awards. It was very humbling to have so many years of work acknowledged, and not just for me, but for all the women we’ve been able to help through Days for Girls. It’s very special.”
Ms Harvie encouraged everyone to make the best use of their one life.
“Be passionate, be humble, be strong. You have a gift to give to others – and we need you,” she said.
The awards were hosted by Wagga Wagga City Council’s Equity Team and Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr MP.
Image: Local Woman of the Year Catherine Harvie celebrates with Frances Day OAM, her former dance teacher.