ClubsNSW recognises diabetes awareness and prevention campaign
Western Sydney Changing Diabetes has been recognised in the ClubsNSW Clubs and Community Awards.
Workers Lifestyle Group won the Health Care category for its ground-breaking Western Sydney Changing Diabetes campaign launched in December.
CEO Morgan Stewart said Workers Lifestyle Group’s community service ethos is clear from the Western Sydney Changing Diabetes campaign, launched to counter the epidemic of type 2 diabetes now challenging Western Sydney.
Developed in collaboration with Western Sydney Diabetes and Novo Nordisk, the campaign aims to boost diabetes awareness, detection and prevention.
“We will 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,” Mr Stewart said.
“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.
WLG President Kay Kelly was 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.