Trudy’s award for advocacy

Congratulations to Trudy; an award and recognition well deserved.

20 May 2014

Waverley Leader newspaper Article written by Julia Rabar

Inspirational Trudy Ryall, with her assistance dog, Tyson, has been recognised for her
advocacy for people with disabilities.
DISABILITY campaigner Trudy Ryall was named an Outstanding Advocate of
People with Disabilities at the Sir John Monash Awards last week.
Ms Ryall, who is legally blind and was born deaf, thanked her family and community.
“Alone we can only do so little and together we can do so much,” Ms Ryall said, quoting
Helen Keller.
Ms Ryall was one of seven people acknowledged at a ceremony at the Monash Gallery
of Art during National Volunteers Week.
The Multicultural Champion award went to Joseph Jin for his work with culturally and
linguistically diverse communities.
Rosemary Snibson took home the Women’s Leadership award for her work at Dixon
House and All Saints Anglican Church.
The winner of the Youth Leadership award was Prateek Pillai, while Monash
Permaculture claimed the Sustainability Leadership award.
The Positive Ageing Leadership award was claimed by Gwen Clark, and the Active
Monash award went to Ceres Calisthenics Club.
Waverley RSL SubBranch president Neil Slaughter won the Volunteer of the Year award
as well as the overall Sir John Monash Award for Outstanding Leadership.
Monash Mayor Geoff Lake thanked the winners and finalists for their contributions.