Our 2023 Central West Mummy Awards: Winners Announced!

Our 2023 Central West Mummy Awards: Winners Announced! L-R, Heather Jones, Orange Organising Co, Kylie Duncan, CosMedic Collective, Lexi Coan and Nadia Kitcher, BurMac Insurance Solutions, Saskia Jones, Prim & Platter, Phllippa Mitchell, The Fitting Studio, Donna Gai Ind, Ruby Hill Equine and Ami Zielinski, CWM

Our 2023 Central West Mummy Awards in partnership with Hansen Optometrists wrapped last night and we have so many inspiring stories to share!

Our guest keynote, Jana Pittman took the room on a roller coaster through the ups and downs of her sports career, her transition into medicine and how she balances it all with her 6 kids. While she is regularly at capacity, she is a strong believer in making the impossible doable.

Two times World Champion, Four times Commonwealth Champion, in the sport of athletics, Jana Pittman personifies resilience and determination.

Jana delivered an empowering speech about channelling fear into your superpower to conquer one hurdle at a time. Johanna Scott, our fabulous and amazing MC ensured that the flow of the afternoon was on point and everyone had fun.

All guests received a gift bag on arrival valued at over $100 and were treated to an elegant high-tea menu while being entertained with music by Javier and Rocky and generous lucky door prizes announced.

Venue: Greenhouse of Orange private function room

However, our celebration of all our 24 finalists was a highlight of the afternoon. It was special to meet and congratulate them and share their stories.

And here are the 2023 Winners!

Hero of the Year – Tony and Judy Fisher (Parkes)

Business of the Year – Saskia Jones, Prim and Platter (Molong/Orange)

Angel of the Year – Tanya-Lee Holmes (Bathurst)

Educator of the Year – Liz Sargeant (Orange)

Outreach Program of the Year – Madeleine Fisher (Orange)

Garden of the Year – Stephanie Hall-Richards (Molong)

Mum of the Year – Danica Bunch (Millthorpe)

Thank you to our amazing local businesses for supporting our event:

Hansen Optometrists, Peter Fisher Real Estate, BurMac Insurance Solutions, CBJ Drilling Services, Gowrie NSW, The Fitting Studio, Caledonian LandscapesThe Avid GardenerCosMedic Collective, Macquariedale Organic Wines  Estate, and VERTO.

All images supplied by: Diana Smith Photography


  • Rachael Thurn, Judy Fisher, Tony Fisher and Jake Hansen, Hansen Optometrists

  • Jake Hansen and Jana Pittman

  • L-R: Patricia Webb, Ami Zielinski and Johanna Scott, MC and Joanna Powell

  • Phillippa Mitchell, The Fitting Studio, Madeleine Fisher and Ami Zielinski

  • Kylie Duncan, CosMedic Collective, Danica Bunch, Samantha Whiteman, Jess Crombie and Ami Zielinski

  • L-R: Ami Zielinski, Chris Mitchell, Hayley Shiels, Kylie Duncan, CosMedic Collective

  • Winner's trophy and flowers, Central West Mummy Awards 2023

  • Ami Zielinski and Derice McDonald, Macquariedale Organic Wines

  • MC Johanna Scott from Make Do Co.

  • Guest speaker, Jana Pittman

  • Peter Fisher Real Estate team - 2023 Central West Mummy Awards event

  • L-R: Peta Smith, The Avid Gardener, Sarah Hoskin, Calendonian Landscapes, Joan Regan and Robyn Sharp, Garden of the Year finalists.

  • Bryan Jones, Holly Jones, Donna Jones from CBJ Drilling Services, Angel of the Year Winner, Tanya-Lee Holmes, Jackie Booth and Sophie Faulkner

  • Musicians Javier and Rocky.

  • 2023 Educator of the Year winner Liz Sargeant

  • L-R: Donna Jones from CBJ Drilling, Tanya-Lee Holmes and Kitty Walsh, Angel of the Year Finalists

  • L-R: Liz Sargeant, Educator of the Year winner, finalists; Jessica Xi, Lauren Shepherd, Vanessa Coleman from Gowrie NSW and Leonie Smith

  • 2023 Mummy Awards guests

  • Alecia Duffy and Saskia Jones from Prim and Platter.

  • 2023 Gift Bag courtesy of local businesses

  • Group table including Business of the Year Winner, Saskia Jones from Prim & Platter, Outreach Program of the Year Winner, Madeleine Fisher and Angel of the Year finalist, Kitty Walsh.

  • Shaun Wilson and Phillippa Mitchell from The Fitting Studio

  • Hayley Urmston, So Media and Scarlett Petty

  • 2023 Central West Mummy Awards finalist Donna Gai Ind, centre-back row and guests.

  • 11 November 2023

  • Educator of the Year finalist Jessica Xi, Soroush Shahbazifar, Larissa Terry and Veronica Robertson

  • Drawing the Lucky Door Prizes, featured prize from The Avid Gardener

Amorette Zielinski

Amorette is a Mum of two boys who often keep her flying by the seat of her pants and a wife to a man who is so much fun to share life with; never dull! Friends often call her a ‘connector’ because she loves putting like minded people together curating experiences for them.

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