Former Narre Warren mayor leaves generous legacy

November 7, 2017 by  

The family of Mick Morland have joined with the City of Casey in founding an annual award for a worthy community cause in his name.

First elected as a city councillor in 1992, Morland later served three terms as mayor of Casey. He was a well-known and much respected local figure in the Narre Warren area, often officiating at citizen ceremonies as well as raising awareness for the Casey Cardinia Foundation; an organisation that ploughs funds back into the community through the awarding of annual grants.

Other foundations like this might also wish to uplift the community through social and physical development, and could make use of local printing services for such needs as brochure printing, letterheads, or logo design.

When Morland died in June, his family asked for donations to be made to the Casey Cardinia Foundation in lieu of flowers. Members of the City of Casey joined in, and Morland’s favourite foundation launched the inaugural Mick Morland Memorial Grant in October.

The first beneficiary will be the Casey Basketball Association, for the development of a wheelchair basketball programme for the Casey Stadium. This announcement was made at the Foundation’s 14th Annual Charity Dinner, where the guest speakers were Morland’s daughter and niece.

Both women agreed that Morland would have been proud of the advancement of sport for people with disabilities, as he himself had been an enthusiastic sports supporter.