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Horsham’s Simone O’Brien up for Third Sector Volunteer of the Year award

ABOVE AND BEYOND: Horsham domestic violence survivor Simone O’Brien with Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge. Mrs O'Brien has joined forces with the Bulldogs as part of their domestic violence awareness campaign.

ABOVE AND BEYOND: Horsham domestic violence survivor Simone O’Brien with Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge. Mrs O’Brien has joined forces with the Bulldogs as part of their domestic violence awareness campaign.

By SARAH SCULLY
Horsham anti-domestic violence advocate Simone O’Brien is in the running for a Volunteer of the Year award tonight.
Mrs O’Brien, who is lucky to be alive after her ex-fiance attacked her with a baseball bat in front of two of her three children in 2012, joined White Ribbon in July 2015 as part of her healing process.
Mrs O’Brien told The Weekly Advertiser sharing her story of survival was instrumental in her recovery.
She is well known in the Wimmera for her advocacy work, and her efforts to rid Australia of the scourge of family violence have taken her across the country.
White Ribbon leaders have nominated Mrs O’Brien for a Third Sector award.
The awards celebrate and recognise best not-for-profit practice across Australia.
Mrs O’Brien is among six finalists for the Volunteer of the Year category, which is open to people who have contributed to the third sector in a meaningful way, creating positive and measurable benefits.
Mrs O’Brien said her nomination was humbling.
“It came as a shock,” she said.
“White Ribbon nominated me for the work I do. I certainly don’t do it for awards, but it is a lovely gesture.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne tonight.

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Posted on Sep 7 2017

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