Helen Marsh shows strong leadership and culture

10 March 2017

In light of International Women’s Day and the Parliament House March tomorrow, we share Power and Water’s Annual Awards recipient Helen Marsh’s story. Helen’s tireless volunteer work and values align with the #BeBoldForChange campaign, calling for women and girls to achieve their ambitions.

Raised in Tennant Creek, Helen has been tirelessly serving the community for years. Power and Water’s Best Community Participant award is extremely well deserved.

Helen’s community accolades were also recognised with an achievement award nomination at the Australia Day ceremony held at Battery Hill. Last year, she was nominated as Assistant of the Year.

Helen works in Regions and Remote and has been working with Power and Water since 2013, beginning in Shared Services.

Image: Helen Marsh and CE Michael Thomson

“We have Power Networks and Water Services in Tennant Creek. I enjoy the variety of my role and dealing with customers,” the administration coordinator said.

One of the many volunteering activities Helen was nominated for in the Annual Awards is Little Athletics, which the mother of two has been involved with since 2009.

“I help coach events and different age groups on carnival days. I enjoy meeting new kids, and giving hints and tips to motivate each one. I also volunteer with measuring and scoring” Helen said.

Helen has two daughters 11 year old, Dayna and Layla, 15 who both participate in Little Athletics with track and field. Dayna loves the 100m sprint while, Layla prefers discus and shot put.

“Dayna enjoys the competition element and beating her own PBs and Layla adores the social aspect with her friends and giving everything a go,” Helen explains.

Helen is committed to fundraising for Little Athletics and she volunteers on a regular stand outside the supermarket. She volunteers with the parent committee to organise quiz nights, car rallies and raffle ticket selling at the local clubs.

The devoted mother commits herself to a variety of other organisations and projects.

Helen also fundraises for the Girl Guides, which has a 70 year history in Tennant Creek. Both daughters are involved with Girl Guides as well.

Her dedication to volunteering doesn’t stop here. Every year, she gets involved in the Christmas Tree Committee to ensure every child in Tennant Creek gets a present. Helen said the committee is very grateful for support Power and Water’s gave last year.

The Tennant Creek woman is unstoppable, teaching gym classes on Friday and Sunday mornings at the jiu-jitsu shed in town.

Helen also loves to dedicate her time volunteering for Power and Water’s show circuit stand and other roadshows.

“I swap between fundraising at the Tennant Creek Show gates and meeting people on the Power and Water stand. The reason I volunteer is because I like the community spirit Tennant Creek has. It is a great place to live,” Helen said.