Harbour Hospice chief executive recognised as local hero

12 October 2021

Harbour Hospice Chief Executive Jan Nichols has been recognised as a Local Hero in the Albany Westfield Local Heroes awards and awarded a $10,000 grant for Harbour Hospice.

Jan was nominated for the award for her extraordinary vision, compassionate approach and ability to make everyone at Harbour Hospice feel valued, and the public then voted for who they felt was the most deserving.

The pool of nominees was whittled down to six finalists and then the three who received the most votes were each awarded a $10,000 grant.

Jan says she’s both humbled and incredibly grateful for the recognition. “I think it’s a wonderful reflection of the service that hospice offers,” she says. “And it couldn’t have come at a better time with our shops having to close and so many of our fundraising events postponed due to Covid.”

Jan received the good news on a Friday evening and says it was a wonderful start to her weekend.

“I’m very, very happy. It’s been a great boost for us.”

To read more and find out who else in the community was successful visit the Westfield Local Heroes website.