Heroes of Grantham awarded
THE efforts from a group of people who played key roles during the recovery of Grantham did not go unrecognised last Wednesday night as they were awarded special plaques in front of the Grantham community meeting.
Kerian McNamara of McNamara and Associates donated the plaques which were given to Julie Johnson of McCullough Robertson Lawyers and Robert Graham and Mike McKay who helped establish the Grantham Community Recovery Incorporation.
“As you can imagine, the extra paperwork and bureaucracy was the last thing that the people of Grantham needed to be dealing with in the aftermath of the floods, however, they were still important to ensure that the community was legally protected, especially dealing with donations,” Kerian McNamara said.
“The floods have changed Grantham forever and will forever be a part of the community and as a solicitor, assisting the association was a way that I could contribute and I wanted to thank those that made the Grantham Community Recovery Incorporation happen so that legally, the community had a safe platform to raise and distribute funds.”
The awards featured pieces of wood collected from a branch in the Lockyer Creek which had been cleaned and mounted onto the plaque.
Award recipient Julie Johnson said she was surprised but also proud to receive the plaque.