MICHAEL “The Fairy King” Phillips was named the 2015 winner of the Hunter Water Hunter Hero Awards at the Carols By Candlelight in King Edward Park on Friday.
Mr Phillips, who has helped raise more than $1 million for Camp Quality, was unable to attend the awards, but a representative from the children’s cancer charity accepted the winner’s trophy on his behalf.
The awards salute the extraordinary efforts of people in the community who go above and beyond the call of duty. Each Monday their stories appear in the Newcastle Herald’s Community section, before an online poll determines the top 10 finalists.
A panel of judges chose the overall winner for 2015.
The 2016 Hunter Hero Awards begin Monday. Send your nominations to email@example.com.