25 February 2020
(Community Recognition Statement, 25 February 2020, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney Electorate, I'd like to acknowledge and praise the annual Carols in Pyrmont event that captures the festive spirit through community singing each year. Pyrmont and Ultimo residents celebrate the Christmas season each year with a community singing event and I'm pleased to be able to attend and support these events. The 2019 celebration was my final official event opening and cake cutting responsibility for the year. Sponsored by the Bendigo Community Bank, the event includes free food and drink and a live brass quartet. Funds raised last year were donated to bushfire relief. Carols in Pyrmont is expertly reinforced by the local choir Pyrmont Sings! Up to 40 choristers perform, creating a groundswell of tuneful sound that allows everyone to sing along, including lots of old favourites that many people know. Carols in Pyrmont connects young and old, people from different faiths and from across the world. It is another great example of community in the inner city.