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4 August, 2021

Nominate a local hero you know

TABLELANDERS have been encouraged to identify and nominate deserving Queensland frontline and public service personnel for the annual QBANK Everyday Hero Awards.

By Michael Warren

Tablelanders have been encouraged to nominate a local public service hero as part of the annual Everyday Hero awards.

TABLELANDERS have been encouraged to identify and nominate deserving Queensland frontline and public service personnel for the annual QBANK Everyday Hero Awards. 

The yearly event recognises and celebrates the hard work, dedication and exceptional service Queensland Frontline and Public Service workers provide for their local communities, including those that serve across the Tablelands. 

The six award categories include Achievement, Ownership, Dedication, Working Together, Excellence and the Young Everyday Hero Award. 

More broadly people like Croydon Police Officer Sue Wieland demonstrate what the awards are all about. During the thick of COVID the local town of Croydon experienced a parvovirus outbreak that took the lives of multiple local dogs. 

Without access to a local vet and COVID restrictions not allowing the travelling vet to come to town and set up in their usual clinic, Ms Wieland along with her dedicated team, decided to utilise the open-air area at the police station as a temporary pop-up veterinary clinic. 

With the police station providing a COVID safe facility, Sergeant Wieland contacted the travelling vet to travel more than 400kms to the town to set up clinic in the station where they facilitated the treatment of more than 30 dogs. 

“Police are called upon to take rapid action to help the community and that is exactly what we did,” Sergeant Wieland said.

“Dogs are a part of our community and we needed to do what we could to support them. It was heartbreaking to see so many pets dying or becoming ill, so we are just so thankful that in the midst of COVID, we were able to make something positive happen.” 

For Sergeant Sue Wieland’s hard work and display of incredible dedication to community engagement, she has been nominated for a QBANK Everyday Heroes Award.

Nominate your local everyday hero from the Tablelands before August 13 at www. qbank.com.au/communityproud/ everyday-heroes-awards

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