There are many people in the Katherine region who do not hesitate to go the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of their friends, families and the community they live in. Those people are often quiet achievers who do not get the recognition they deserve. To celebrate quiet achievers in the region the Katherine Times - with the support of Nitmiluk Tours - proudly presents this week’s Community Hero.
When Scotland-born Christine Sutherland was a teenager, she read the book ‘A Town Like Alice’ and thought that one day she'd like to visit the Australias Outback.
Now the bubbly woman - together with her family - calls Katherine home.
At the end of last year the humble school teacher was awarded with the one of the Katherine Rotary Club’s highest honours in the wake of significant contributions to the community.
“It is not an honour given out lightly,” outgoing Katherine Rotary President Heather Earle said in November 2012, when presenting the driving forces behind the town’s legendary 000 Ball, Christine Sutherland and Donna Bryant, with Paul Harris Fellowships.
And if she is not working on the 000 Ball, Mrs Sutherland can be found volunteering at sporting events and charities of all sort.
Together with Donna Bryant Mrs Sutherland has been the driving force behind fundraising efforts as part of the 000 Ball which saw thousand of dollars raised for local groups.
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