Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said grandparents, older people and guests will be whisked away on a coach to a mystery location for lunch and entertainment, to celebrate seniors in Gunnedah thanks to a NSW Government grant of $3,813.

Mr Anderson said the excursion planned for late October could be the perfect adventure for those who are young at heart, but not so young in the hips.    

“Grandparents Day is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to the seniors in our community.

“I hope to see Gunnedah residents young and old enjoying Grandparents Day and I encourage everyone to bring their grandparents or the older people in their lives along too.

“More than $200,000 has been delivered to councils, schools and community organisations to hold Grandparents Day celebrations this October.

“Grandparents Day gives us a chance to recognise the older people in our lives for the invaluable contributions they make to their families and communities.

Last year, the NSW Government doubled the amount of funding available to organisations so they could deliver a diverse range of events that reach more people,” Mr Anderson concluded.

Nominations are currently open for the 2018 Grandparent of the Year Award and the Grandparents Day Photography Competition, and will close in early September.

NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the role grandparents and other older people play in communities across NSW and are held annually on the last Sunday in October. The day was launched by the NSW Government in 2011.

For more information and to submit an Award nomination or photography competition entry, please visit: www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au

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