Citizen of the Year Award - 2013
Nola Braude has been contributing to the community for more than five decades through volunteer work and initiatives in the Chatswood Willoughby area to help the needy.
As a member of the North Shore Temple Emmanuel, she founded the Community Support Group in 1971 with her husband. The group’s main purpose is to make the world a better place by supporting the Jewish and wider community.
Over the years, she has organised annual senior concerts, toy distributions during Christmas, fundraising at fetes, the tending of graves that loved ones aren’t able to tend to, and charity collection for several organisations. She and her husband have been long serving volunteers of the Willoughby StreetFair, manning the information stall rain, hail or shine.
Nola goes about her work quietly, modestly and always with a smile. Her contribution to Willoughby is summed up not only by the countless hours and funds that she has raised, but also by the happy faces of the people she has touched through her tireless efforts to help others.
Her significant contribution to society has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia.