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auto draftIt’s National Volunteer Week, and what better time to announce the winners of the inaugural Variety Heart Awards.

The Awards are a celebration of the heroes in the Variety community, who through their contribution of volunteering and fundraising, have helped improve the lives of the kids and families Variety supports. The Awards recognise those who embody the Variety values of Equality, Community, Action and Joy and dedicate their time to help grow our impact for the kids and families we serve.

Chairman’s Commendation Award – John Paul Young

The Chairman’s Commendation Award is presented to an individual or group who has made a substantial contribution over time to the sustainability, impact and success of Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT.

This year’s recipient is singer and entertainer, John Paul Young. For over 20 years, JPY has been an ambassador and supporter of Variety, dedicating his time and talent to entertain, make appearances and generally raise awareness of the work Variety does to support kids in need. JPY has been on Variety committees in the Newcastle Hunter region, has hit the dusty roads on many a Variety Bash, and supported Variety with appearances on television and the stage. Thanks for all you do JPY!