The Anna Alderson award was instigated in 2016 in memory of our former Chairperson Anna, and the example she set in demonstrating the values that are important to Rise. Each year the award will be given to an individual staff member and a team who have demonstrated one or more of Rise’s values through outstanding service.
Rise values:

  • Integrity: We do the right thing.

  • Respect: We listen and trust.
  • Welcoming: We offer a place to belong.
  • Optimism: We are hopeful and confident.
Nominations are invited from employees, volunteers, clients and family and can be made at any time by completing the form below.
The nominations received by 31 August 2023 will be reviewed by the Rise Board and a winner chosen.  The winners will be presented with a $500 prize at Rise's end of year staff event.

Nominees and Winners of the 2022 Anna Alderson Award

2022 Winners

Congratulations to all the nominees for the Rise Anna Alderson Award. The award was given to two teams and two individuals:

Parkerville fire first responders: Scott, Harrison and Glenn’s quick actions when a potentially devastating bushfire threatened Rise’s largest Supported Accommodation home may very well have saved the lives of the ten residents that were relaxing at home that afternoon.

Disability Management Team: Anne and Vanessa have created a culture where their team feel they belong, are listened to, acknowledged and, most of all, feel valued.

Heather Manson: Working for Rise for over 16 years, Heather makes a real difference to people’s lives in our community by encouraging and supporting them to do thing for themselves and live independent lives.

Scott Wilson: During the 10 months Scott has worked for Rise as a Domestic Assistance Specific Support Worker, he has received five compliments from five different clients. His amazing work ethic and caring nature is clearly making a difference to so many.

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