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Honour Awards Get A Good Wrap

31 August 2011

GLYDE Health, one of Australia's leading condom manufacturers,
is getting behind this years' Honour Awards.

With nominations set to close today for this year's Honour Awards, organisers have announced that one of Australia's leading condom makers is getting behind this year's event.

The Honour Awards is an annual event which acknowledges outstanding service to or achievement within NSW's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. It's also a fundraising event for ACON, NSW's and Australia's largest community-based GLBT health and HIV/AIDS organisation.

GLYDE Health, one of Australia's leading condom manufacturers, will present this year's Health and Wellbeing Award. New Mardi Gras has also signed up as an event partner and will present the Community Organisation Award.

GLYDE Health CEO Clive Woodworth says his organisation is proud to be a presenting partner for the awards. "Helping people look after their health and wellbeing is what GLYDE Health is all about," Mr Woodworth says. "Presenting the Honour Award for Health and Wellbeing is another way for us to realise that goal by helping spread the safe sex message and by contributing funds for ACON's vital health promotion services. We're very proud to be supporting such a worthwhile event and look forward to helping ACON raise the funds and awareness it needs to help keep our community as healthy as possible."

New Mardi Gras Chairman Peter Urmson says the Honour Awards are a perfect fit for NMG. "NMG is one of hundreds of LGBTIQ community organisations in NSW and all, in their own way, make significant contributions to our lives. NMG is honoured to be presenting an award which recognises and celebrates this service," Mr Urmson says.

ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill says ACON is extremely grateful for the support of GLYDE Health. "There are many significant ways that people and organisations improve the health and wellbeing of people in our community or provide an important service to our community. We're delighted that GLYDE Health and New Mardi Gras will be presenting the Honour Awards which recognise these important contributions," Mr Parkhill says.

Awards are presented in six categories covering the business, health, education, community, legal, political, media and cultural sectors. Nominations - which close today - are free and can be submitted on the Honour website - www.honourawards.com.au

A judging panel will select up to four finalists in each category. Finalists are announced on the Honour Awards website and in the Sydney Star Observer on Wednesday 7 September.

The awards are presented at a gala ceremony at the Ivy in Sydney on Thursday 29 September.

As well as celebrating the achievements of GLBT people and service to the GLBT community, guests and finalists will be able to bid on a series of sensational silent auction items including a trip to New York, a new wardrobe of bespoke suits and an Arts package of VIP tickets to Sydney's leading cultural events and productions


What, where, when?

What: Honour 2011 - Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Party
Where: Sun Room, The Ivy, 330 George St, Sydney
When: Thursday 29 September 2011
Time: 7pm - 11pm
Cost: $85 per person (inc. quality wines and beers, delicious canapés and fabulous entertainment)
Info/Tix: www.honourawards.com.au


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