Daniel Clarke was honoured by his local council in the Australia Day and Citizenship Awards yesterday for educating people in our local community and bringing greater awareness about the plight of the Orangutan.
In accepting his Outstanding Community Service Award, Daniel thanked Warringah Council for recognising his contribution to the community. Daniel accepted the award on behalf of his brother William who co-authored their book “Tears In The Jungle” on their quest to save the orangutan.
Presentation Ceremony (Extract)
At the luncheon was Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist Daniel Fitzgibbon who won gold in Sailing at the London Paralympics. Daniel Fitzgibbon was the Australia Day Ambassador for the council’s festivities and provided both Daniel and William with much inspiration.
The event was also attended by many notable Australian’s including our Federal Member for Mackellar, the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP, who has been a keen supporter of the boys for several years and took time out of her busy schedule for a quick photo.
In her speech to the audience who included Award winners, friends and families supporting people taking the pledge to become Australian Citizens, Ms Bishop recognised Daniel and William for their commitment to their cause and the boys message that, “No matter who you are or where you come from, we can all make a difference to our world“.