Sweet scheme earns bouquet

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Pemberton local Dougy Savage has been recognised with a WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards nomination.
Camera IconPemberton local Dougy Savage has been recognised with a WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards nomination. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The Pemberton community is expressing its gratitude for the success of the Fruit Loop Friday initiative by nominating its organiser for a regional award.

Pemberton resident and Berry Sweet manager Dougy Savage has been nominated for a WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards by Pemberton Discovery Centre co-owner Toni Dearle.

Mr Savage organised the Fruit Loop Friday to support both local businesses and people in need during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the initiative raised more than $30,000 in the Pemberton community.

He was unaware he had been nominated for an award.

“I almost ignored the email about it,” Mr Savage said.

“It’s very nice to be nominated, but there are a lot of deserving people.”

Mr Savage said at the very least, the award would create a wider profile for Pemberton.

“I need to thank Alice Barry from Alice’s Kitchen, who prepared all the meals during Fruit Loop Friday, and Molly and Barry Scotsmen who liaised with me and Alice to deliver meals and supplies,” he said.

“And Bev South from the Catholic Church and Denise Jackson form the Uniting Church for their meal deliveries too.”

Mr Savage also thanked Mrs Deale for the nomination.

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