A LOCAL actor has received a Pride of Workmanship Award from the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park.
Actor Glennen Fahey has a long career as a successful actor in many TV series which includes A Country Practice, Home and Away, Prisoner, My Brother Tom and The Flying Doctors.
A few years ago Glennen survived a stroke and while his acting career continues, Fahey is also directing his talents to assisting others.
In 2004, Glennen was a founding member of the Sydney Inner West Stroke Recovery Club.
In more recent years he performed with the Royal Rehab Lifestyle Choir and has joined community performances with the Stroke Choir.
As a choir member, Glennen has performed at the Macquarie Park Rotary Carols on the Common and for numerous other community events, including the West Ryde Easter Parade and the Ryde Eistedford.
Glennen is inspirational with his participation in the annual Stroke Olympics Games Day, his friendly engagement with other Stroke survivors and for the support he gives the Lifestyle Choir members, who have a range of diverse disabilities.
He has recently combined his acting career with his promotion for Stroke awareness through a short documentary film for the Focus on Ability Festival.
His nomination from Jim Towers reads:
“In recognition for his contribution to film and television and his continuing support for the Lifestyle Choir and Stroke Recovery I am proud to nominate Glennen Fahey for the Rotary of Macquarie Park Pride of Workmanship Award.”
PICTURED Glennen Fahey with Macquarie Park Rotarians Trina Phillips and Craig Blissett and Michelle Sharkey from the Stroke Recovery Association NSW.