Workers Lifestyle Group has been recognised in the ClubsNSW Clubs and Community Awards for its ground-breaking Western Sydney Changing Diabetes campaign and the stalwart community service of President Kay Kelly.
Kay Kelly has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 50 years of exceptional service to Workers Lifestyle Group (previously Blacktown Workers Club) and the Blacktown community.
“Kay has been President since 2008, a director for 28 years, and a member since 1976, three years after she joined the staff of Workers Blacktown, and she has volunteered more than 5,000 hours of work,” said Workers Lifestyle Group CEO Morgan Stewart.
“She ran her own business for 35 years, raised a family and advanced the role of women in the club’s industry.
“During Kay’s leadership, we have transformed, in contributions to the community, in services to our members and in supporting our staff.”
Western Sydney Changing Diabetes, launched in December, won the Health Care category of the Awards.
Morgan said Workers Lifestyle Group’s community service ethos is clear from Western Sydney Changing Diabetes, a campaign to counter the epidemic of type 2 diabetes now challenging Western Sydney.
Developed in collaboration launched in collaboration with Western Sydney Diabetes and Novo Nordisk, the campaign aims to boost diabetes awareness, detection and prevention.
“We contribute $500,000 over five years to the campaign and we have free health testing stations, healthy menu options and a healthy lifestyle approach at Workers Blacktown and Workers Sports.
“We have given millions to community causes, directly and through ClubGRANTS – this is what community engagement means for our group.”
Workers Lifestyle Group was also Clubs and Community Awards finalist in categories of Arts & Culture (for Recognising Blacktown with a RAP and also TDP Graduate Makes a Splash on the International Music Scene); Education (Workers Creating Resilient Kids); Heart of the Community (BYSA Sustainability in Action); and Mental & Social Wellbeing (Prevent the Cycle of Domestic & Family Violence)
Workers Lifestyle Group is a member-owned group that operates Workers Blacktown and Workers Sport clubs in Blacktown, Workers Hubertus in Luddenham and the soon to be developed Parkside Lifestyle Community.