Jean Vickery was the winner of the Aware Super NSW Community Award at the 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Jean Vickery has been a dedicated volunteer for more than 60 years, through fundraising initiatives, charitable services and as the Woolgoolga Lions Club President.
Bushfire and drought relief are two of Ms Vickery’s focus areas. She travelled to affected communities to understand the best ways to help. Ms Vickery also assisted at her local bushfire evacuation centre through Red Cross Emergency.
From fire to water, Ms Vickery is a driving force behind fundraisers for the Disabled Surfer's Association. Successful purchases include all-terrain wheelchairs to promote inclusivity.
The octogenarian never lets age stop her from learning new things like technologies. Ms Vickery continues to motivate those around her and even made reusable facemasks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.