On a very special evening in Sydney on Monday 30th November, 12 outstanding individuals received recognition for their achievements and contribution to community and country.
The winners of the inaugural pride
™ national medal stood tall before dignitaries, celebrities and sponsors who honoured these remarkable people at a black tie dinner at the Grand Ballroom of The Westin Sydney.
The winners were Kate Smith
(Young Leader, VIC), Craig Webb
(Environment, TAS), Matt Butcher
(Emergency Services, WA), Hayden Archibald
(Serving Australia, VIC), Bernard Kelly
(Inspiration, QLD), Noeline Clamp
(Community Spirit, QLD), Jenny Piemontese
(Care and Compassion, TAS),
(Outstanding Bravery, SA), Abdallah Tabbaa
(Fair Go, NSW) and Molly Wood
(Child of Courage, NSW).
An “extraordinary” Heroism medal was also introduced and awarded to John Kendrick
(Outstanding Bravery, VIC) and Yorin Miller
(Outstanding Bravery, VIC) for the inspiring role they played in saving a man’s life during the Victorian bushfires last summer.
Hosted by Sarah Murdoch the evening featured live performances from INXS and Damien Leith, video messages from HRH Prince Charles and Hugh Jackman, and guest appearances from Ian Thorpe, and rugby league star Hazem El Masri, who personally awarded the Fair Go Medal to his good friend Abdallah Tabbaa.
For celebrity and winner pics go to the photo gallery
It was a night to remember.
If you know someone who deserves a 2011 pride
™ medal, you can nominate them now by filling out the online nomination form