Vote for your 2020 Westfield Local Hero now
The Westfield Local Heroes program is all about recognising and promoting community role models whose work or activities create positive benefit for others. Heroes are nominated by their communities and the outcome of the public vote will determine the three successful 2020 nominees for every Westfield centre, with each of their affiliated organisations awarded a $10,000 grant to support their work to thrive.
Surfing the Spectrum
Aimee is determined to make a difference in the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Aware that they are often excluded from recreational activities, she co-founded Surfing the Spectrum to introduce the children to the fun of surfing.
Clarice Hamling stepped up to the plate to make sure vulnerable women and children have safe accommodation. Driven to address homelessness in her community, Clarice was one of the people to help establish Respectus Limited, a charity that provides safe housing.
Path 2 Change
Jennifer O’Sullivan offers homeless young people a hand up. She is the CEO of Path 2 Change, an organisation that helps young people access education, training and employment.
Lifeline Direct Ltd
Lyndsay Walker is on a mission to make more people aware of the free crisis support and suicide prevention help available at Lifeline. After conducting several media interviews that have spread the word to thousands more people. Lyndsay continues to find new and inspiring way to spread his message that mental health matters.
Flight for Connar
Monica Halliday founded not-for-profit Fight for Connar to raise funds for a little boy with brain cancer. Thanks to her efforts, Connar Gibson was able to make wonderful memories with his family before he passed away aged nine. Monica is now continuing his legacy by raising funds and helping other families.
Executive Director Rowan Cox is committed to helping people become work-ready despite the barriers or disadvantages they might be facing. Atwea College is achieving an outstanding success rate for the nationally recognised training courses it offers and works hard to connect students with potential employers.
Get voting here and get in quick! Votes close 14th September.