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Volunteer recognised for contribution to life saving

Volunteer Craig Holland and Matt Kean MP

For four decades Craig Holland has been dedicating his time toensuring the safety of the community at the beach, traveling from his home in Mount Colah to Newport beach twice aweek.

Craig Holland of Mount Colah was presented with the Premiers Recognition award for 40 years services to the community, by Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP.

First joining Newport Surf Club in 1976, Craig has been an integral part of the club specialising in long boats. He has spent many hours maintaining boats and towing them to competitions up and down the coast.

Matt Kean said, "Craig has been a hard working member of the Newport team since the 70s and he deserves to be recognised for his hard work and commitment for an extensive length of time. Craig has also help providing leadership and mentoring younger members of the rowing team"

Craig is known as the quiet achiever of the club Always in the background ready to lend a hand, offer advice to newer members or run a BBQ with the assistance of his wife Lindy.

"Craig and Lindy are special people and I am pleased to be able to honour Craig with this award." Mr Kean said.

Craig was also awarded Life Membership of Newport SLSC in 2017

Article appeared in The Bush Telegraph Weekly