A commitment to create blankets and toys for children in the Out of Home Care system has been recognised.
The Mid North Coast Local Health District presented awards in Port Macquarie during Child Protection Week.
The community award for the champion of children's rights category went to the Port Macquarie CWA Branch.
The nomination said: "Sue Barnes and her peers from the CWA have spent many countless hours making beautiful handmade blankets and toys sewn with love and care in order to donate them to children and babies who have recently come into the Out of Home Care system.
Mrs Barnes said the award win was exciting and rewarding.
"It validates the work of the CWA and handicraft groups who donate their time to these sorts of projects," she said.
Mrs Barnes acknowledged the community members who contributed to the sewing and former handicraft officer Marilyn Brown who instigated the group's support for the project.
Awards were also presented to representatives from partner organisations, Hollie Bailie from Wesley Mission (Working in Partnership with Young People category), and Noelene Brown from Werin (Closing the Gap category), as well as local health district staff.
The Mid North Coast Local Health District gave out awards at Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Macksville in conjunction with National Child Protection Week which ended on September 7.
District child protection and child wellbeing coordinator Jody Clayton said the award winners were individuals or services striving to promote child safety and support parents to raise thriving children.
"The awards recognise the valuable contribution that individuals and service providers make in improving the lives of children and their families on the Mid-North Coast," she said.
"These people go above and beyond their responsibilities in their dedication to good health outcomes and building positive relationships with families."
The plan is to make the awards an annual event.
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