At the prestigious New Zealander of the Year gala event in Auckland Victim Support won the Mitre 10 Community of the Year national award.
Every year, this award recognises Kiwis making positive contributions to NZ communities and acknowledges organisations working together to build better communities.
Victim Support CEO, Kevin Tso, commented: We are so proud that that our work with victims of crime and trauma in New Zealand has been recognised through this national award. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen. We will continue to do our very best to make your community a better place to live.”
Victim Support Chair, Lorraine Scanlon, said today:
“Supporting victims is what we do. And we do this quietly with the best interests of the victims and their families in mind, not with an interest in headlines. It is an honour to receive the Mitre 10 Community of the Year Award – it acknowledges and affirms our 850 volunteers, our staff, our National Board and the many Local Group Committees across the country. “
The other Community finalists were KidsCan, and Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust. All the community groups nominated share a strong sense of community spirit, which plays a vital role in enhancing the social, economic, cultural and environmental prosperity of New Zealand.