Ursula Tunks has been nominated for the Body and Soul (Extra) Ordinary Women of the Year Awards. Photo: JoJo Newby
Ursula Tunks has been nominated for the Body and Soul (Extra) Ordinary Women of the Year Awards. Photo: JoJo Newby

(Extra) Ordinary woman in line for top award

EXTRAORDINARY women deserve to be recognised and while Ursula Tunks insists she doesn't do her community work for attention, some grateful soul agrees she deserves some praise.

The Grafton woman has been nominated for the inaugural Body and Soul (Extra) Ordinary Women of the Year Awards and is waiting to find out if she's made the finals.

Ms Tunks was nominated for her courage by a friend, who is the Aboriginal Project Coordinator at Enterprise & Training Company Ltd.

"She said she nominated me for raising two extraordinary children on my own and being a voice for the voiceless while retaining my integrity," Ms Tunks said.

Nominations have closed with the short-listed nominees expected to be announced in full this week, before public voting opens on Sunday.

When Ms Tunks first received notice of her nomination last week, she thought it was a scam and had her friend contact the media company to verify it.

Meanwhile, there's no rest for Ms Tunks who is now organising an end-of-summer Valentine's ball for the PCYC with Fiona Leviny and Michael Rowe.



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