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Last chance to vote for your Westfield Local Hero​

It only takes a minute to recognise and give back to someone in your community who is doing amazing work. Vote for your Westfield Local Hero today.

Westfield Local Heroes is a recognition and awards program that shines the spotlight on individuals and their organisations in Australia and New Zealand who make a positive impact to their local community or environment.

The Westfield Local Hero finalist with the highest number of community votes for each Westfield centre will be awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. Finalists receive a $5,000 grant for their organisation.

This year Westfield will award 126 grants across Australia and New Zealand – totaling $1.26 million. Now in its 5th year, the Westfield Local Heroes program will have contributed $6.14M to more than 530 successful Local Hero organisations since it began.

Voting closes 22 August

VOTE NOW! Your finalists for Westfield Chermside are:

Kerry Gordon

Precious Wings
Compassionate. Giving. Committed

Compassionate Kerry Gordon provides comfort to thousands of families across Queensland following the loss of a child. Kerry, a paediatric nurse practitioner, founded her Precious Wings charity to offer love, hope, understanding and support to families, so they never feel alone following bereavement. The charity also educates healthcare staff about caring for bereaved families.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities. The finalist with the most community votes will become the Westfield Chermside Local Hero for 2022, receiving a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. If Kerry is successful, Precious Wings will use its funds to set up its new premises with storage racking, furniture, and IT equipment.

Rebecca Adams

First Light Widowed Association Inc.
Compassionate. Empathetic. Giving

Rebecca Adams is a beacon of hope for younger widows. As the founder of the national charity First Light Widowed Association, Rebecca provides practical and emotional support and a listening ear to thousands of people. After losing her husband at 33, six weeks after their wedding, Rebecca put her energy into helping others in her position.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities. The finalist with the most community votes will become the Westfield Chermside Local Hero for 2022, receiving a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. If Rebecca is successful, the First Light Widowed Association will use its funds to cover the cost of producing information packs and running support events.

Uncle Gary Cobbo

Kurbingui Youth and Family Development
Passionate. Committed. Cultural

Kind Uncle Gary Cobbo is a respected Aboriginal Elder and has dedicated 30 years to mentoring and supporting hundreds of local young people. In his role at Kurbingui Youth and Family Development, he is always ready to offer people a feed and a safe place to have a yarn he hopes will lead to life-changing interventions.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities. The finalist with the most community votes will become the Westfield Chermside Local Hero for 2022, receiving a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. If Uncle Gary is successful, Kurbingui Youth and Family Development will use its funds to run programs that provide assistance and linkages to employment and training for young people.


If you need support, please phone Lifeline: 13 11 14

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