(Community Recognition Statement, 15 October 2019, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney Electorate I acknowledge the untimely death of Mandy Mailey.
Mandy’s story began in Belfast, via England, Switzerland, France and Singapore. Growing up during The Troubles, she learned to be feisty, fearless and live life to the fullest. Pyrmont became home for her, Michael and Connor and she brought her love of people and malarkey to us.
Her family quickly became active and contributing members of inner city communities, and her red hair and infectious laugh were well known across Pyrmont. Mandy was a driving force and enthusiastic community builder, giving generously of her time and skills to many events, organisations and networks. She was always bringing me details of the thing she was organising.
Christmas in Pyrmont, Keep Calm Quiz Nights, Mustard Seed Ultimo Uniting Church and Op Shop, Harris Community Centre, Pyrmont Community Centre, Pyrmont Cares and playgroup will miss her.
Many in Pyrmont and Ultimo are mourning Mandy and I join them in sending condolences to Michael and Connor. We all miss her spirit, kindness and laughter.