The Narrabri SIAHTO Woman of the Year, Helen Dugdale, is a passionate advocate for young people and for education.
In those areas, and in others across the community, Mrs Dugdale has dedicated many years of voluntary commitment and enthusiasm.
Her achievements were recognised and applauded by the audience – which included her daughter Anna Dugdale – when a surprised Mrs Dugdale was announced as the 2019 Narrabri Woman of the Year at Narrabri SIAHTO’s awards night on Tuesday.
Mrs Dugdale was taken by surprise – she had been invited to the dinner as a guest speaker – with no inkling of her honour to come.
SIAHTO and family members had carefully planned to circumvent the award winner’s prior commitments to ensure she would be at the event.