John has spent the last 10 years working as a volunteer Treasurer with The Compassionate Friends Mandurah Inc. He has continually shown understanding and empathy despite not being a bereaved parent himself.
The Compassionate Friends Mandurah Inc. relies totally on donations and fundraising efforts to meet the costs of grief support services provided to bereaved families in the region following the death of a child.
John has also supported numerous other organisations including PEACH, Mandurah Muscateers, WA Mums Cottage, South Mandurah Uniting Church and South Mandurah Tennis Club.
City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said it is a great privilege to meet such an inspirational person.
"The Compassionate Friends group is an outstanding organisation, providing vital services to our community. The support you have given over the last decade has helped countless families.
"Our community is a better place because of people like you.
"If you know of someone you think deserves to be a Local Legend please contact me," Mr Williams said.