A Blacktown resident described as being extremely public-spirited and civic-minded has been named Blacktown’s Senior Citizen of the Year.
Paul Fisher has spent most of his 87 years in the serving his community, both personally and professionally, while at the same time supporting and helping his family.
Paul established St. John Ambulance Cadets in Blacktown in the 1950s and is now serving on the management committee for the Probus Club of Blacktown City, which provides valuable assistance for retirees.
Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM congratulated Paul on his achievements.
“It is an honour to recognise Paul Fisher as Blacktown’s Senior Citizen,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
“St John Ambulance Cadets is a significant group within Blacktown and we thank Paul for bringing it to our community all those years ago.
“Over the years, hundreds, if not thousands of young people, and our community as a whole, have benefited from the St John ambulance training.
“Paul has dedicated so much of his time for the benefit of others and continues enrich the lives of many.
“Our community would not be the same without our senior residents.”