Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd presents Christine Fisher with a National Volunteer Award.
Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd presents Christine Fisher with a National Volunteer Award. Contributed

Biggenden tutor wins National Volunteers Award

BIGGENDEN woman Christine Fisher has been recognised with a National Volunteers Award for her efforts to improve local literacy and numeracy. 

Biggenden residents this week celebrated Ms Fisher's achievement when Federal member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd visited to present the award.

"This award is recognition of all the hard work Chris has done for her community over the past decade," he said.

"Her attitude to helping others is highly admirable, and it is a pleasure to see such outstanding community service existing in this day and age."

Ms Fisher belongs to the Burnett Adult Tutoring Society, a self-funded organisation that has operated in Biggenden for 11 years.

She is currently coordinating the team of tutors who are updating their qualifications.

"Chris is part of a very dedicated team that delivers literacy and numeracy assistance to community members every week," Mr O'Dowd said.

"I commend Chris on her National Volunteers Award, and the entire team on successfully renewing their qualifications."

A morning tea was held to celebrate the group's achievements, and Mr O'Dowd said he was grateful for the invite.

"This has been a fantastic morning and I am pleased to be able to spend this time with the fine people in the Biggenden community," he said.